Reports in Spain suggested that Eden Hazard’s time with Los Blancos could come to an end in upcoming summer transfer window.
Hazard, who establish himself as one of the most ferocious attackers in the Premier League, completed an £83.53m move to Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2012.
The Belgian skipper has enjoying a hugely successful spell at Stamford Bridge, in which made 352 appearances, netted 110 goals and furthermore with 81 assists after joining from Ligue 1 side Lille in 2012.
Hazard several individual honours while also won two Premier League titles, two Europa League titles, one FA Cup and a League Cup in his seven years at Stamford Bridge and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the club’s history.
But after seeking a new challenge, the 30-year-old playmaker swapped London for Madrid a couple of summers ago and has now completed two full seasons with Los Blancos.
However, there may not be a third season with the La Liga giants for Hazard to experience, as reports in Spain by El Chiringuito TV, claim the 30-year-old has grown unhappy at Santiago Bernabeu and wants to seal a sensational return to Stamford Bridge when the summer transfer opens.
Furthermore, the reports claim that Real Madrid, who are looking to raise cash through player sales to find a move for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland – would be willing to accept offers in the region of €50m (£43.4m) for Hazard this summer.
Whether Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel would be interested in adding the Belgium international to his squad for the 2021/22 season remains to be seen.
Eden Hazard’s greatness deserves more respect from the wider football world. Undoubtedly one of the greatest players of his generation.— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) March 20, 2021
146 G/A’s in 245 Premier League appearances, and truly incredible to watch. Legend of the hame. pic.twitter.com/D5NGHqmzwg
With that said, the German tactician has made no secret that he’s a fan of Hazard when assessing the forward’s impact at Chelsea.
‘He is a top quality player and a key player for many years at this club and this league, the hardest in the world,’ Tuchel said ahead of the Champions League semi-final first-leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid last month.
‘So consistent. I have the biggest respect for him. He is a big player, we have many people here who know him well.
‘He was a key player for this club now he plays for Real Madrid.’
Eden Hazard did make his return to Stamford Bridge earlier in the month and caused some controversy back in Spain at the final whistle.
Whilst the majority of the Real Madrid squad cut unhappy, dejected figures, Hazard was caught on camera with a very different look.
Instead, he seemed delighted for his former club and teammates, as he was laughing and joking with Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy on the turf he used to call home.