According to English tabloid, The Sun, Chelsea are preparing to sell their talisman Eden Hazard in order to lure Juventus’ star defender, Leonardo Bonucci. A few days ago, Bonucci was strongly linked to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City but if the reader are to be believed then it looks as if Chelsea are willing to trade Eden Hazard to lower the price tag for Leonardo Bonucci which Juventus have kept on him.
It was known to everyone that Chelsea were all in for the Italian this summer but Juventus were too reluctant on keeping him. It’s also no surprise why Conte wants him, his presence at the heart of Chelsea’s defense could really make them title favorites.
With everything aside, the question is that with all his attributes Is Leonardo Bonucci valuable enough to be signed at the cost of Eden Hazard.
Hazard is one of the most prolific creative attackers in world football. Hazard has been Chelsea’s and Premier League’s one of the best players since he set his foot in England. He was the force behind Chelsea’s title win in 2014/15 season, named the PFA Player of the season. Keeping his disastrous last season aside he has been a force for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Yes, the only thing that’s keeping Antonio Conte’s side away from being title favorites is their lack of quality at the back and sure as anything, Leonardo Bonucci is one the finest choices to fill that gap but if that happens on the expense of Eden Hazard then it will be total madness. Belgian is ranked among the Top 10 players around the world and losing him would leave a gap in Chelsea’s attack that can’t be filled with ease and there are many other choices that Antonio Conte could look up to for his side’s defensive overhaul.
Antonio Conte is a man who really believes in his choices, he puts in a lot of trust in his players and this could be one of the main reason behind him signing Leonardo Bonucci. He’s been with the fellow Italian during his days as the Juventus manager and also as the coach of Italian national team. He knows Bonucci’s game inside out and he will make him feel home at Chelsea, right away.
On the other hand, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is looking to get Fabregas instead to add quality to his midfield which has taken a hit in past few seasons with the departures of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba.
Allergi sees Fabregas as the perfect player to sit in front of the defence in either his 4-3-3 or 3-5-2 systems — and the heir to the throne vacated by Pirlo. Despite all of his obvious talent, Hazard doesn’t quite suit Juve’s style and the move might be a life changer for the Belgian attacker.