Eden Hazard ‘will talk about his future at Real Madrid in February’
Eden Hazard ‘to discuss his future at Real Madrid in February, although the club want him to leave THIS MONTH’ – as the disgraced Belgian star doesn’t want to leave mid-season
Eden Hazard is set to discuss his future at Real Madrid in February, it has been reported, despite the club reportedly wanting to part ways in January.
The 32-year-old Belgian was signed from Chelsea for £100m by the Spanish giants in 2019 after a sensational few years which saw Hazard consistently among the Premier League’s top players.
However, fitness issues, injuries and at times difficulties breaking into the team have all contributed to a miserable three-and-a-half years in which it is now likely he will not live up to the five-year deal agreed upon when he joined.
Eden Hazard has endured a difficult three and a half years at Real Madrid marred by injuries
According to The Athletic, Real Madrid are keen to part ways with Hazard, one of the club’s top earners – rumored to be able to earn up to £13million after tax in a season – as the club are now clearly convinced that the change will not go well.
However, such a move seems unlikely to happen this month as Hazard is set to meet with two agents next month to finalize plans for his immediate future in light of the summer ahead.
Hazard became the club’s most expensive signing of all time when he joined from Chelsea and, following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo the previous summer, was to herald a new era of success for the club.
The Belgian arrived as the club’s most expensive signing of all time but has failed to live up to the bill spectacularly
The Belgian, who was an unused substitute in last year’s Champions League final triumph over Liverpool in Paris, promised Real Madrid fans they would finally see the version of him that has captivated Premier League audiences for so long .
‘Madridistas, I’ve been here for three years with a lot of injuries, with a lot of things. But next year I’ll do everything for you,’ he then said.
The club, previously reportedly open to selling the former Chelsea player, kept him last summer but he has failed to deliver this season.
Despite a promising start that included a strong performance against Celtic in the Champions League – his only goals and assists of the season so far – Hazard’s season has come to an end and he is now in manager Carlo Ancelotti’s pecking order.
He has spent much of his time waiting for opportunities later in games with Vinicius Jr, the club’s undisputed first choice at left flank
He has recorded the 20th most minutes in the Real Madrid squad this season, clocking just 298 minutes in all competitions. Only players like Jesus Vallejo and Alvaro Odriozola played less.
Casemiro, who left for Manchester United in August, has only played 200 minutes less. Meanwhile, Vinicius Jr has been the club’s most played player this season, perhaps a sign of how difficult it has been for Hazard to break in.
Despite their willingness to sell or loan him out this month, the club understand the likelihood of them doing so is slim.
The report said neither Chelsea nor Newcastle United – who are being touted as potential escape routes for the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year – have made any offers to Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Hazard resigned from international football last month after Belgium’s underperforming World Cup season which saw them eliminated in the group stage amid reports of infighting in the camp.
The Belgian has fallen way down in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s pecking order this season
Eden Hazard (left) said in May he will do everything to ensure Real Madrid get the best out of him this season
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