Too often absent for two years, Eden Hazard withdrew for the last day of La Liga, which could crown Real Madrid, due to a mysterious injury. The Belgian international does not bring much to his club, but costs him a lot of money.
Spain will meet its champion this Saturday at the end of a season as exciting as it is uncertain, and whose final could still hold many surprises. The suspense is total between the two rival clubs of the capital, Real and Atlético, with an advantage for the Colchoneros nevertheless, since the men of Diego Simeone have two points in advance before participating in this end of season ball .
“A little something …”
Atlético move to Valladolid (19th), fighting for maintenance, while Real receives Villarreal, seventh and looking for a qualifying place in the Europa League. For Real to win at Atlético, the “Rojiblancos” will have to lose in Valladolid and the “White House” will sink Unai Emery’s “Yellow Submarine”, who is already preparing for his League final Europa Wednesday against Manchester United.
The Madrilenians, and their coach Zinedine Zidane, announced leaving, have not said their last word. But as often for two years and the arrival of the Belgian in Spain, they will have to manage without Eden Hazard. Because the latter has declared forfeit, officially for muscle discomfort. “He’s got a little something,” Zidane said politely. “At the medical level, he has been in his best form for a long time,” nevertheless assured Roberto Martinez, the Belgian coach, only four days ago.
A handful of minutes since his arrival
Would the injury of the former Chelsea player be diplomatic? Eden Hazard certainly prefers to take shelter, not wishing to run the risk of injuring himself again just a few weeks before the start of the Euro, he who rowed to return in time. Nevertheless, the 2,441 minutes spent by Hazard in the Real jersey are starting to cost his club dearly. Especially when you consider that his transfer, which includes its share of variables, was 100 million euros to be amortized over five years.
The Spanish daily As, which took a keen interest in the matter, calculated, reported on what the club is spending in salary for his player and what he should have written off so far, that every minute of the Belgian on the land cost 39,400 euros to the cashiers of Real Madrid. And each goal – he only scored five – nearly 19 million euros. For a contribution of the player almost zero. Florentino Pérez will appreciate, especially in these times of pandemic when the clubs are under strain financially.