Franck Ribery thinks Eden Hazard can succeed at Bayern Munich

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Franck Ribery has helped to spark a transfer rumour by suggesting Eden Hazard would be an adequate replacement for himself at Bayern Munich.

Considering the France international is one of the more unsightly footballers, he has no problem with blowing his own trumpet from time to time. To be fair, he has been a key player for Bayern Munich during their ascent to one of the world's best football teams.

Along with Arjen Robben, Ribery has pulled full-backs all over the place in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League during his time with the Bavarians. Both of them are now 31-years-old and while Ribery has insisted he has no plans to retire in the near future he thinks Bayern should think about replacing them now.

He admits it will be difficult, but insists there are players out there who are capable of filling his shoes. One of them is Eden Hazard.

Potential replacements

"Believe me, in this world, you won't find players like me or Arjen that easily, with all due respect," Ribery told German paper Sport Bild.

"Of course, the club needs to contemplate about what happens once we have left, but Arjen and I are not done yet.

De Bruyne potential

" [Kevin] De Bruyne is a super player, but when I see him I note that he's different to Arjen and me.

"He attacks all of the time. He loves to run at his opponent"

"He's not a player who takes the ball and starts dribbling, and likes to have the opponent in front of him. De Bruyne's super when he has the space on the counter attack, but at Bayern you usually only have three, four metres - no huge spaces. But he is a good player, and he is still young. He can still learn."

Very expensive

When asked about Hazard specifically, he said: "He attacks all of the time. He loves to run at his opponent.

"But he plays at Chelsea. This could be very expensive for Bayern."

Tight finances

Very expensive is right, Mr Ribery. Not only does Hazard earn an incredible £200,000-a-week at Chelsea, but Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho are under very little pressure to part with their star player.

The Belgian is also tied down to Stamford Bridge until 2020 meaning he could not force a move away from west London even if he wanted to. Needless to say, it would take a staggering amount of money to prize him from Chelsea

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