Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has revealed his admiration for Chelsea star Eden Hazard and admitted that he has been watching the Belgian closely recently, according to FIFA.com.
The Chelsea winger is in line to be named the Premier League Player of the Year this summer after another fine campaign at Stamford Bridge.
And the 24-year-old, who has been on the radar of French giants Paris Saint Germain, now appears to be attracting interest from Real Madrid.
Zidane, who was a club legend during his playing days, is now a coach at the club, and has admitted that he is a huge fan of the Belgian, and often keeps tabs on him in the same way he does with players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“There are players I keep an eye on and who I like a lot, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, of course. They’re fantastic players, but I like Eden Hazard a lot too,” he said.
“I enjoy everything he does on the pitch. I like the way he carries himself, that decisive streak in him and the fact that he’s improving every year. He can still get better too.
“I think he’s a big reason why Chelsea are on top of the table.”
However, having only recently penned a five-year deal to extend his stay in west London, his signature won’t be easy to come by.