Eden Hazard has never hidden the fact he wants to, one day, play for Real Madrid.

In fact, the Chelsea star was recently very open about it, especially with his contract at Stamford Bridge slowly running its course, and he’s back at it again.

Currently with the Belgium national team ahead of the matches against Switzerland and the Netherlands, the forward was present at a press conference, where he was asked about the Ballon d’Or and whether he had a chance of winning it.

He said, relayed by DH“Do I think I’m the best player in the world since the World Cup? Yes, but I won’t win the Ballon d’Or because of it. I think Luka Modric will have it, even if there are other favourites like Varane, for example.

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“Do you need to play in La Liga to win it? Certainly, that’s why I want to play in Spain, but I won’t leave for Real Madrid in January.”

Now that’s sorted, it seems Eden Hazard will be next summer’s story, and we’ll have to see whether Chelsea allow him to leave, just like they eventually did with Thibaut Courtois.

The winger, however, won’t be as easy to replace as the goalkeeper.

Since the start of the season, the forward has scored eight goals and picked up three assists in 10 appearances under new manager Maurizio Sarri.