The winger is a goal scoring threat and one of the best in the business, but former Premier League royalties have suggested that he rejects the Blues.
Leon Bailey has been a hot prospect in Germany’s Bundesliga and his development in the last season was incremental. The 21-year-old immediately garnered attention from the Premier League, with Chelsea and Liverpool being the sides credited with the same. The 21-year-old is one of the world’s hottest prospects and interest in him came as no surprise to anybody connected to the football world.
It was said that the young winger prefers a move to the west Londoners’ home over Liverpool. However, he has been urged to reject the Blues. Speaking about the potential transfer, former Premier League shot-stopper Shaka Hislop said, “No. I think Hazard is going to be there for a while. He’s playing well, I think he’s enjoying his football. I felt that if Hazard was leaving Chelsea and soon, it would have been the summer just gone. It hasn’t happened. Leon Bailey is enjoying life in Germany and let that continue.”
“There’s no rush to get to Chelsea so you can say that Eden Hazard is your team-mate. If you aren’t playing, you aren’t learning or growing in the game. Leave Bailey where he is, as of right now I don’t see Hazard moving.”
Eden Hazard had been strongly linked with a transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid all summer and also signalled that he needed a change in pastures to allow his career’s growth. However, he did stay at Chelsea and confirmed that he did hold talks with the Blues this summer following his hat-trick against Cardiff City on Saturday.
“I’m always happy when I play football,” Hazard said. “After the World Cup I spoke, now I’m still with Chelsea. I just try to give everything for this club. This club gave me a lot so when I’m on the pitch I try to do my best.”
Leon Bailey being suggested to not move to Chelsea is correct advice in my opinion. With the likes of Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard at the club, his progress is likely to stunt and Chelsea are infamous for loaning out youngsters and thereby stagnating their careers.