Hazard acknowledges that breaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long dominance will be far from easy, but is adamant that he does not necessarily have to move to La Liga to fulfil his own personal ambition.
"I hope to win the Ballon d'Or one day," he told Sky Sports News. "It's in my mind. If I don't, it won't be a problem. I try to make a good career - the best I can - but I think some other players deserve to win it also.
"Could I win it? If I play next season, we win the Champions League and I win the World Cup with Belgium, why not? In the last 10 years, the Ballon d'Or winners play in Spain, but it's not automatic. If a player is better in England, he will win it."
Hazard, linked with a record-breaking move to Real Madrid in the summer, has 21 goals and nine assists in 53 outings for club and country this term.