The World Cup really is the perfect stage for players to enhance their reputation.
Eden Hazard has used the platform perfectly, turning in some seriously impressive displays for Belgium in Russia.
The Red Devils were eliminated by France on Tuesday evening in the first semi-final, but Roberto Martinez's team can leave with their heads held high.
They played some of the best football of the tournament, with Hazard at the centre of it all.
Avid Premier League fans will all know how good he is, but his World Cup showing has earned him universal acclaim.
Given that Chelsea are not in the Champions League and have been unable to get Hazard to extend his contract, his exit seems inevitable this summer.
Real Madrid have been linked with the Belgian for some time and with Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus being made official, now seems the perfect time.
However, Los Blancos' bitter rivals Barcelona are now in the frame, with fresh reports from Sport stating that contact has been made between the two parties.
And what Hazard's camp have told Barca is pretty interesting.
The report says that Hazard is eager to move on this summer as he feels now is the right time to do so in order to win more trophies.
Hazard is said to be interested in working with the Blaugrana and the club's coaching staff are already excited by the prospect.
Sport also claim that the Belgian would not demand an astronomical wage and would instead be happy with performance-based incentives in his contract.
Given that he only has two years left on his current Chelsea deal, Hazard wouldn't be the most expensive piece of business.
However, there is the lingering feeling that he is destined for the Bernabeu, particularly after his most recent comments about Real Madrid.
"Zidane is someone special it’s true, but I think Real is everyone’s dream," he told beIN Sports.
"Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey [of Real] is special but the blue jersey suits me well so it does not bother me if I stay.
"For now, it’s the World Cup. As I have said at least 100 times, I am in Chelsea and for the moment nobody has made me an offer."
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