03/11/2021; 4:30 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
After two years of underperformance, Real Madrid are keen to let a certain Belgian off their books.
Following poor performances at the Santiago Bernabeu, rumours have circulated over an impending departure of Eden Hazard from Real Madrid. A January move is on the cards, but Hazard has reportedly decided to remain and fight for his position.
Eden Hazard was a phenomenon at Chelsea. He bestrode the English Premier League like a colossus and was next in line to take over from the duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. His Chelsea performance drew admiration for the Belgian from far and wide, with Real Madrid amongst the suitors who angled for his signature.
Hazard has failed to deliver on the promises he came to Real Madrid with as he has not shone in the colours of the club. He has understandably dropped down the pecking order of options available to coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The Spanish adventure embarked on by Eden Hazard has been anything but exciting. Expectations for the Belgian was to supply goals, assists and beautiful displays. If anything, he has been a letdown and a far cry from what the Bernabeu faithful expected.
Hazard arrived at Real Madrid for £89 million in the summer of 2019. Since making his Madrid move, he has failed to adapt and posted dismal performances in the two years he has been at the club. He has five goals to his name in 53 appearances, and now the top hierarchy at the Bernabeu are fed up and don’t mind if he leaves.
Despite links to Chelsea and Newcastle as well as a possible January move mooted, Hazard has decided to remain at Real Madrid. The 30-year-old believes patience is vital in his quest to force his way back into theng XI.
Real Madrid finds itself in a position where they need to shore up funds as their rebuild continues. Stars like Mbappe, Haaland and Paul Pogba have interested the club, but they need to offload some players that constitute deadweight.
Together the duo of Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale are two of the best stars in La Liga, with Hazard netting an annual wage of £19,812,000.
According to ESPN, Real Madrid are actively looking for a buyer, but MARCA reports that Hazard does not want to leave the club in January.
With his contract expiring in 2024, Carlo Ancelotti has said he will not stand in the way of any player that wants to leave the club. He claims it is something he has never done in his coaching career.
Hazard has fallen behind the in-form Vinicius Junior and has an uphill task to regain his place. Thomas Tuchel has, however, declared his admiration for the player amid Newcastle interest.