Azpilicueta: I hope Hazard wins trophies with Real Madrid
Cesar Azpilicueta hopes that Eden Hazard continues to win trophies when he seals an expected move to Real Madrid.
The Belgian superstar, who scored twice and claimed an assist in Wednesday’s 4-1 Europa League final win over Arsenal, admitted after the game that it is probably his last match for the club.
Chelsea are asking for around €130 million (£112m/$145m) from Madrid for the 28-year-old forward, although there is yet to be an agreement between both clubs.
However, it is still expected that Hazard will get his desired move to Santiago Bernabeu and Azpilicueta thinks that the former Lille man has handled himself brilliantly all season.
The move would see Hazard get the chance to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane and the forward has significant leverage over his club with only one year remaining on his contract in west London.
Wednesday's European success is a big moment for Azpilicueta, who is likely to take over as club captain with Gary Cahill set to leave in the summer.
Azpilicueta called on Cahill to lift the trophy with him after the match in Baku and he is thankful to once again win the Europa League - the first trophy he secured as a Blues player back in 2013.
"It is a proud moment," he added. "I am very happy with the performance from the team tonight. We showed great character and in the end, we got the trophy."