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Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has waded in on the transfer rumours regarding Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, and he believes the Belgian will move to the Spanish capital if he wants, saying “slavery was abolished a long time ago.” 

Speaking to beIN Sports (h/t Goal’s Chris Burton) Calderon said Chelsea can’t keep their man if he’s that keen on Real and went on to praise the Belgian’s talent:

“There’s no point to having a player who wants to go; slavery was abolished a long time ago.

“It depends what Chelsea wants to do, then it’s just a question of money between Chelsea and Madrid.

“If a player insists on doing on what he is publicly saying it will be difficult for Chelsea to keep him and for Real Madrid it will be fantastic news.

“I see Hazard as a player after Cristiano Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi’s time.

“He is the player that will receive from them the inheritance of being the best player in the world.”


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