What’s the story?
According to reputed Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid will focus on Eden Hazard after ending their interest in another Premier League superstar, Christian Eriksen.
With just a few days left in the January transfer window, it is extremely unlikely the Belgian leaves Chelsea mid season, but his move to join Los Blancos seems like a real possibility.
In case you didn’t know…
The 28-year-old played a pivotal role for Belgium in the World Cup, and was one of the best players in the top tournament. He earned 4 man of the match awards in 6 matches, scoring 3 goals and providing 2 assists in the process.
Since then, Eden Hazard has been unstoppable at times for Chelsea, as his majestic performances have helped Chelsea into a top 4 spot in the Premier League, and has taken them to the final of the Carabao Cup so far this season.
There is no doubt about Hazard’s impact, as he has scored 10 goals and provided 10 assists in the League so far.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s season has not gone according to plan, as their performances are far below their usual standards. They are currently 4th in LaLiga, and 10 points behind league leaders Barcelona.
The heart of the matter
Eden Hazard’s love for Real Madrid is no secret, as he has spoken about his admiration for Los Blancos, and his desire to play in Spain openly. He will be out of contract with Chelsea in June 2020, and has yet not renewed his contract.
On the other hand, Real Madrid will turn their full focus on the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey, as both seem within their reach. Off the pitch, Los Blancos are keen to build a team around the Premier League superstar in the summer.
According to the report, Eden Hazard is valued at €150 million, but given the fact that he will be heading into the final year of his deal at Stamford Bridge this summer, if he does not renew his contract, Real Madrid will be reluctant for more than €100 million.
After the key departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid are considering spending huge to build a fresh team around a new talisman.
The likes of Luka Modric and Marcelo are not getting any younger, and Florentino Perez will keep that in mind as he shops for new Galacticos.
After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, Real Madrid are showing inconsistency, but will be keen to end their season with at least one major silverware.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard continues to lead Chelsea to success, yet flaunts his admiration for Los Blancos. He might leave Chelsea this summer if Real Madrid comes calling