West Ham's assistant coach, Kevin Nolan, was willing to offer Eden Hazard a trial at the Premier League club, despite the Belgian forward having recently announced his retirement from professional football.
The 32-year-old departed from his last club, Real Madrid, during the summer and had reportedly attracted interest from clubs in various countries before ultimately deciding to hang up his boots.
Nolan had encountered Hazard multiple times during the forward's prime years at Chelsea, including the 2014-15 season when the assistant coach captained the Hammers in two matches against the Blues
The attacker's journey at Stamford Bridge began in 2012 when he joined from Lille, shortly after Chelsea had won the Champions League under Roberto Di Matteo.
He remained with the London club until 2019, during which time he secured two Premier League titles, two domestic cups, and two Europa League titles. However, his four-year tenure with the La Liga giants was marked by injuries and a decline in form.
“I’d have the Hazard of Chelsea at West Ham, yeah. I’m sure if he wanted to come and trial we’d, I mean, I’d certainly be willing to. I don’t know about the gaffer [David Moyes]. But I’d certainly want to trial him!” Nolan told talkSPORT.