Thibaut Courtois tells Real Madrid to sign Chelsea's Eden Hazard over Neymar

Former Blues keeper wants to be reunited with his fellow Belgian at the Bernabeu

Posted Sunday, February 03, 2019 by

Thibaut Courtois tells Real Madrid to sign Chelsea's Eden Hazard over Neymar
Thibaut Courtois wants to be reunited with Eden Hazard at Real Madrid

THIBAUT COURTOIS would rather see Real Madrid sign Eden Hazard over Neymar in the club's next blockbuster move.

The Blues' former keeper, who moved to the Bernabeu last summer, wants to be reunited with his fellow Belgian.

Both Hazard and PSG's Neymar have been heavily linked with Real for the past few seasons, but neither deal has materialised.

Courtois told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad: "I [would] choose Eden, of course. I really like him, but the choice is up to the board.

"I do not know what will happen. That is not a question for me, but for the chairman and the management.

"The team is what it is now. Karim Benzema is in a good shape and scored 17 goals. [Gareth] Bale started well, but then had to deal with injuries.

"You see in the matches that we have quality, only sometimes it is not possible to score."

Hazard would clearly fit in at Madrid but Joe Cole, the former Chelsea forward who worked with him a Lille, believes Blues must keep hold of him.

Cole told the Daily Mirror: “I said when he signed that he would be the greatest player the club has ever had and I still stand by that. I still believe that.

“My team-mates and my colleagues have been amazing but Eden is the best player I've ever worked with.

“When you look at what he's done in the short space of time that he's been there. He's been an unbelievable player.

"I think he's the best player in the league and I think he's a top, top player and it's important the club keep hold of him.”

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