Hazard’s move to the Bernabeu has never been this close to coming true.
A few months back there was a was widespread speculation regarding his future at the Stamford Bridge.
But now Chelsea are of the opinion that there’s nothing that they can do to prevent Eden from becoming a Madrid Player in the summer.
Following Zinedine Zidane’s shock return to Madrid a few days back, uncertainty over Hazard’s future at Chelsea has grown in leaps and bounds.
Madrid have been looking for an ideal replacement ever since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure and signing Hazard might be the only positive in what has been a largely disappointing season for them.
The 28 year-old has openly admitted that the Santiago Bernabeu is a dream destination for him and the addition of his childhood idol in Zidane makes his move to Madrid much more likely.
Chelsea won’t accept anything less than £100m and they do have the right to reject any offers made by the Spanish Giants but that would mean Hazard walking as a free agent once his contract gets over in 2020, and for obvious reasons Chelsea wouldn’t let go of their trump card for free.
Regardless of the amount that they recoup following Hazard’s possible transfer, finding a replacement for him would be particularly tough considering the fact that FIFA imposed a two-transfer window ban on them.
If Chelsea can’t delay the ban, they would have some serious headaches to attend to. There have been reports that the Blues are likely to reopen a contract-extension talks with the Belgian Skipper to make him the highest-paid player in the club’s long history.
While the 28 year-old forward has made it clear that he wouldn’t follow the footsteps of his Belgian teammate Thibaut Courtois who went on a strike in order to force a transfer to Bernabeu, damaging his relationship with the club.
What the future holds for Hazard is exciting and particularly more so, if you are a Madrid supporter.