Eden Hazard has extended his stay at Chelsea, and is now aiming to become the world’s best player…
After securing the future of his star player with a new five-and-a-half-year deal, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been signing the praises of Eden Hazard, claiming that he can become the world’s best player.
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Mourinho, who was quoted by the Daily Mirror, said: “I am very happy that Eden has signed a new contract. It shows he believes in the club’s coaching staff and players to help him become the best player in the world.
“He is already a top player and his evolution has been fantastic. He is still very young and he can become the best.”
So how far does Hazard have to go? Click through our list below to see where Hazard currently ranks among the world’s best players:
20) Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
The former Tottenham star made a slow start to life in Spain, but has steadily developed into one of Madrid’s most crucial players.
19) Paul Pogba (Juventus)
Still only 21, the Frenchman’s potential is virtually limitless. He has all the attributes to be a huge success at any club across Europe.
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18) Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
The versatile forward is often an underrated threat for both club and country, but he always chips in with plenty of goals and assists.
17) David Silva (Manchester City)
The little Spaniard as been at the heart of much of City’s success in recent years, including two Premier League titles in three years.
16) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
The world’s most expensive player has endured his fair share of criticism this season, but he still has an impressive record for Madrid.