Disappointing and regularly injured since arriving at Real Madrid in 2019, Eden Hazard (30) could go on sale this summer. The Belgian finds himself at the heart of a big controversy after elimination in the Champions League.
Eden Hazard should remember his big return to Stamford Bridge for a long time on Wednesday. Holder in the Champions League with Real for the first time since November, the Belgian winger is targeted by a torrent of criticism for having exchanged great laughs with Londoners Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy, after the semi-final return lost against Chelsea (2-0). The lack of disappointment on his face infuriated Madrid fans, who had already recovered from his destitute performance in the match.
The Belgium international does not appear to be in peak form just ten days after returning to competition. Prior to that, he had been taken off the pitch for two months with a muscle injury. One more. His physical fragility, his starving performance (4 goals in 40 games) and his bursts of laughter with opponents after an elimination make his situation more and more complicated. So much so that his future would be dotted in Madrid, two years after his arrival against 100 million euros.
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Wednesday evening, the program El Chiringuito, used to the effects of announcement, even assured that Real would seek to separate from its star this summer. “Hazard is the market,” said presenter José Pedrerol. “He is not transferable, he added. If there is a suitable offer, Hazard will leave Real.”
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Basically, the former Lille – who still wants to win in Madrid – will not be pushed to the exit but will not be retained. A possible departure will not be at any price for the player under contract until 2024. But his age (30 years) and his physical fragility could close the doors of prestigious courtiers.
An eventful market expected at Real
Next summer, the team, at the end of the cycle, is expected to undergo a major change after two years of inactivity in the transfer market. Real will have to prepare the succession of its aging executives (Ramos, Modric, Benzema) and want to hit hard by aiming for a size. Kylian Mbappé is always the priority, Erling Haaland is also targeted.
Without the Super League, of which he was one of the great defenders, Florentino Perez felt that he was no longer really in a position to sign a big transfer, due to the financial crisis affecting his club and others. A transfer from Hazard could offer him a new margin.