Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has labelled Eden Hazard a “top” player ahead of the Belgian’s rumoured relocation to Spain – but insists he’d never get involved in suggesting transfer targets.
The 33-year-old was speaking at a hastily arranged press conference at the club’s Valdebebas training complex on Thursday, where he announced his intention to stay with Los Blancos.
Hazard has been the subject of much speculation in recent months, and appeared to confirm he had made his last appearance in a Chelsea shirt on Wednesday, following their Europa League final triumph over London rivals Arsenal.
“I consider Eden Hazard to be a really, really top player,” Ramos told reporters.
Later he added:
“I do not give advice to anyone, nor does it depend on me whether or not Hazard is signed, for example.
“This is an area outside of my domain. I’m the captain, and there are other departments to oversee the likes of recruitment at the club.”