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Frank Lampard tells Maurizio Sarri to embrace youngsters to replace Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard
Fred Kennedy|May. 14, 2019
- Lampard has advised Sarri to embrace Chelsea's youngsters to fill Hazard's void
- Hazard is reportedly set to join Real Madrid in the summer after agreeing a summer deal
- The Belgian has been a long-term target for the Spanish giants who are undergoing rebuilding
Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, has told Maurizio Sarri to put his trust in the club's youngsters to fill the void left by Madrid-bound Eden Hazard.
According to reports filtering through in France, Hazard has already agreed a summer deal with Real Madrid and could officially be unveiled after the Europa League final.
The La Liga giants are said to have reached a €100 million agreement with Chelsea over the signing of the Belgian playmaker.
It is further understood that Hazard had already made it clear to the Blues that he had already made his decision on his future at Stamford Bridge.
With his move now imminent, Lampard has admitted the departure will hit Chelsea hard, but is confident the club still has enough young players who can grow through the ranks to replace Hazard.
"I knew his potential from day one when he trained at Chelsea a few years ago now. Of course it will be disappointing to lose him for the Premier League but particularly Chelsea," Lampard told talkSPORT.
"You don’t replace Eden Hazard, you have to find ways around it whether it be some of the younger players or the team. That’s if you are going to lose him, we don’t know that for sure yet but it seems it might happen," he added.
The now Derby County manager further urged the London club to ignore transfer business at this stage and instead focus their attention on winning the Europa League final.
The Stamford Bridge outfit is set to battle Arsenal during the finals of the European tournament, with both sides angling to finish the season with a trophy.
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