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Ex-Real Madrid president has his say on Hazard

Real Madrid have been linked with a transfer for Chelsea and Belgium winger Eden Hazard in the last few months. The Whites’ former president has provided his thoughts on the potential move.

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been strongly linked with a transfer to Real Madrid of late. The Belgium international has been on the Whites’ radar as they seek to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus earlier this year. Hazard has also said that he wants to fulfil a ‘dream’ of playing for Real Madrid.

The two parties were heavily linked and tipped to get associated this summer, but a transfer never formulated. Hazard has yet revealed that he hopes to play for the Whites sometime soon but ruled out a move in the January transfer window. Former Real Madrid president Roman Calderon believes that the European champions will eventually recruit Hazard.

“There’s no point to having a player who wants to go, slavery was abolished a long time ago. It depends what Chelsea wants to do, then it’s just a question of money between Chelsea and Madrid.”

Calderon added: “If a player insists on doing on what he is publicly saying it will be difficult for Chelsea to keep him and for Real Madrid it will be fantastic news. I see Hazard as a player after Cristiano Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi’s time. He is the player that will receive from them the inheritance of being the best player in the world.”

Author’s Take:

Very few people would deny the fact that Eden Hazard lacks the calibre of being the world’s best player soon. He has everything except the perfect platform which is Real Madrid. With a contract that lasts till 2020, it would come as no surprise if the Whites sign Eden Hazard next summer as they did with Thibaut Courtois this year.

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