What does the future hold for Eden Hazard?
If reports coming out of Spain are to be believed, then his dream move to Real Madrid will turn into a nightmare amid claims he has been put up for sale in the summer transfer window.
That is mainly down to injuries as numerous setbacks have limited the 30-year-old to just 43 appearances across all competitions for Los Blancos and his five goals are hardly a great return.
This is mainly due to the difficult financial position that Real Madrid currently find themselves in, as they need to make some sales this summer in order to balance the books and remain within the strict La Liga financial fair play rules.
Despite his recent injury woes and lack of form, Hazard still remains one of their most sellable assets as getting his reported £416k-a-week wage off the books would go a long way to easing their financial worries.
Although, Los Blancos may not recoup much of the £88.5m fee plus add-ons they paid for the 30-year-old in the summer of 2019.
In fact, according to the CIES Football Observatory, Hazard’s estimated transfer value is between €10m-€15m (£8.6m-£12.9m) which means any potential suitor could get a bargain.
Of course, that is if the Belgian can find his best form again. But will he get the chance to do so at Chelsea?
Well, a few months ago, it was reported by El Chiringuito TV in Spain that Hazard wanted to leave Madrid and seal a dramatic return to Stamford Bridge, as he had grown seriously unhappy.
The summer window is officially open and now the Blues can look to build on European glory and bolster the squad to push for Premier League supremacy.
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So with that in mind and taking his transfer value into consideration, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia could pull off a £75.6m masterstroke by granting Hazard’s wish.
This is in relation to the Blues selling the Belgian for an initial £88.5m fee and perhaps resigning him for £12.9m this summer.
With that said, it should be noted that it has recently been reported that Madrid would sell Hazard if an offer of €50m (£43m) arrived, which would work out to be a £45.5m masterstroke for the Blues and is still good business.
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