Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that “if a player wants to leave, he is going to” amid reports linking Eden Hazard with a move from Real Madrid to Chelsea.
Hazard has struggled with injuries since he joined Real Madrid in 2019. He played a total of 30 times for them in his first two seasons.
The winger has been in and out of the team so far this season. He has only started four times in La Liga from Madrid’s eleven outings.
The Belgium international has been linked with a move back to Chelsea in recent weeks.
As reported by The Athletic, Ancelotti has suggested that he has never “forced a player” to stay at a club:
“I have never in my coaching career forced a player who wants to leave to stay,” Ancelotti said.
“In my personal opinion, there is no question about it. If a player wants to leave, he is going to leave. There is not much doubt about this.”