If he leaves this summer, few Chelsea fans will lambast Hazard who has stuck around through some tumultuous years and has always given his all for the west London club.
The 28-year-old's contract expires at the end of next season and without a further extension in place, Chelsea will face the prospect of losing their star player on a free transfer should they not sell him during the next transfer window.
If one looks into a list of the world's leading names in football, Chelsea's Eden Hazard is a name that would definitely be present in the top five.
Real will qualify for the Champions League next season, which is something Chelsea can not say right now with real conviction, and Hazard would be linking up with his close friend Thibaut Courtois in the Spanish capital.
Last week, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said Higuain - who has scored three goals in eight Premier League appearances - needs "time to improve". He's in the past year of his contract [next season]. "I think it's very hard to change Hazard with another player". Also, because it's impossible to find another Hazard.
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"We'll try, of course, in any way to convince him [to stay], but it's not easy". For the fans I think the most important thing is when they see me on the pitch they just think that my head is with Chelsea.
So, I do not think that he will have any problem in leaving his boyhood team for a much bigger club. "I'm focused on the last month at Chelsea and then we'll see what happens".
The Blues' triumph served as a significant boost at the outset of a busy period that takes them to Slavia Prague for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie on Thursday.
"I was maybe a little lucky with the shot".
'Give him 500k please, we need him, ' tweeted @GreatNalex. "He told me he has to decide". I can not do anything.