Eden Hazard is ready to be a part of Real Madrid after the Spanish club and Chelsea granted a fee in the region of €100m plus add-ons. After the winning of Europa League Final against Arsenal by Chelsea, Hazard said, “I think it is a goodbye, but in football, you never know. At that stand, Chelsea and Real had not agreed on a fee but at Wednesday night they declared about following in the next few days. The two clubs are now taking preparation for the contracts to be registered.
The 28 years old Belgian will leave Stamford bridge after seven massive successful years at the club, winning the Premier League twice, one FA Cup and two Europa League titles.
Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, who is expected about depart, told after the game against Arsenal which had known about the desire of leaving for some time.
He said, “ as you know, Hazard is a wonderful player, but you have to spend two or three months to understand him as a man”.
He also added, “ but when you are able to understand him as a man, he’s a wonderful man. I knew Eden wanted to leave. But I wanted to respect his decision.”
As Hazard had one year left as per his contract, he refuses to accept joining another English club in the development to the Europa League final, claiming, “no chance, no chance. I am Blue. It means a lot to me. I cannot play for another club in this country. ”
Real Madrid is reforming their team after the disappointment of the campaign in which they ended third in La Liga, behind 19 points behind Barcelona, having faced 12 defeats. They were also terminated from the Champions League by Ajax in the last 16, 5-3 on the total after a 4-1 home defeat.
Julen Lopetegui began the season as Real manager was dismissed on 29th October, being replaced by the caretaker Santiago Solari. Zinedine Zidane was reappointed then as manager on 11th March and the club have signed already with the defender Eder Militao from Porto for £44m and the striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for £57.7m.