Kylian Mbappe has elected to sign a contract extension with PSG over joining Real Madrid.
It’s a heartbreak for Los Blancos fans while supporters of other teams, including Chelsea, sit back and watch the drama unfold.
But the Blues do have a strong connection with Real Madrid through Eden Hazard.
The Belgian signed for Los Blancos to be their new Cristiano Ronaldo but has failed to deliver on that promise.
Yet now he’s trending among both Chelsea and Madrid fans for two simple reasons.
The first is that Hazard, a childhood Madrid fan like Mbappe, decided to pursue his dream.
“Maybe it didn’t work out as we thought it would. But remember that he chose his dream over money. Respect him,” a Chelsea fan nicknamed karthiks2001 urges his fellow fans on Reddit.
“I’ll be honest, when he was laughing with Chelsea after we got knocked out, I couldn’t cheer for him for a year,” CamaModric, a Madridista, adds on Twitter.
“Now, all I hear is how much the team respects him, and I hope nothing but the best for him. Complete 180 from me.”
The second is that Mbappe not joining Madrid gives another chance for Eden to prove himself at the Bernabeu.
“No need to worry Real Madrid fans, Eden Hazard will be the superstar you thought Mbappe was going to be next season,” Blues supporter CFCMod tweeted.
“My advice to Real Madrid is that now it is confirmed that Kylian Mbappe is staying at PSG, to give Eden Hazard the chance to show what a class player he is,” Chelsea fan Frank Khalid adds.
“Hopefully if he stays fit he will get back to the Eden Hazard that played for Chelsea.”