Media reports suggests that Eden Hazard may be returning to West London this summer
The Real Madrid forward has been linked with a potential switch bac to his former club, Chelsea, following an underwhelming spell at the Bernabeu. Hazard spent seven largely successful years at Chelsea, before joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 in a deal reportedly worth £130 million (addons included).
However, the dazzling Belgian who was signed to replace Cristiano Ronaldo -has not lived up to his previous standards in the Premier League. Although the Los Blancos did manage to reclaim the La Liga in Hazard’s first season at the club, his contributions were limited by series of injuries.
Hazard is now reportedly set to rejoin Chelsea, a club with which he won many titles while being the standout performer.
He once told Chelsea fan Frank Khalid that he would one day return to Chelsea. In a video posted by the philanthropist, Hazard said:
“when I’m done with my job here, I will come back”
Although Hazard is strongly linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge, reports suggests that Chelsea are only willing to pay about £50 million for the Belgian. This puts more question marks as Real Madrid may not want to sanction the transfer, since it would be considered a loss to the Los Blancos.
Hazard makes shocking admission
If a move back to Stamford Bridge is to be considered as a mere rumour, Eden Hazard has fuelled even more bizzare rumours. The Real Madrid forward recently admitted to liking Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal, stating that he admired the club as a kid.
“When I was little the team I watched the most was the French national team. For me, the players I looked up to were Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry,”
Hazard said, adding that it’s difficult to admit it because of his Chelsea ties.
“It’s difficult for me to admit because of my relationship with Chelsea, but I really liked the Arsenal team at the time”.
He further clarified that his admiration for the club was due to their crop of French players at the time (Eden grew up in France).
“They had players like Robert Pires, [Sylvain] Wiltord and [Patrick] Vieira, so it was mainly French players that I followed growing up.”
Eden was speaking to On The Front Foot Magazine
What could be more bizzare than Eden Hazard playing in an Arsenal shirt and scoring a stunner against Chelsea?