That interest came from Saudi Arabia where contracts worth £1m-a-week were on the table, according to Mikel. However, he opted to quit the game and focus on bringing up his family.
Mikel said: “[Hazard asked,] ‘Should I go to Saudi Arabia, where I’m going to take a million a week… and then what? I got about two or three offers to go to Saudi Arabia.
“He said, ‘Mikel, I’ve got a lot of money. You know how I live my life. I don’t spend too much money. So, I have money now to live with my family and to bring up [my children]’.'”
Hazard, who has multiple children with his wife Natacha, won the Premier League and LaLiga twice each as well as the Champions League.
However, upon his retirement much discussion centred around his lost potential as one of the greatest players of his generation – a theory Mikel …