Real Madrid has officially struck a deal with Chelsea over the signature of Belgian superstar Eden Hazard and the winger will play his football in the Spanish capital next term if his medical goes through without an issue.
Reports claim that the Spanish giants have splashed out £88 million to land Hazard at the Santiago Bernabeu from West London but with add-ons that fee will rise to £130 million. The 28-year-old has signed a five year deal with Real Madrid with a £400,000 a week wage rate.
Chelsea confirmed Hazard’s departure to Madrid on their official club website as a statement read, “Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of Eden Hazard to the Spanish Club, The move is subject to the 28-year-old completing a medical and signing his contract with Real.”
Hazard was linked with joining the Los Blancos for quite a long time but a move never really materialized. Real Madrid will now finally announce the completed deal for Hazard on Thursday when the transfer window actually opens up as will join Zinedine Zidane’s outfit for the next campaign.
Hazard joined Chelsea back in the summer of 2012 from French club Lille for a transfer fee of £32 million and has helped the English side to win two Premier League titles, One League Cup, One FA Cup, and one Europa League as well.
Chelsea will be bitterly disappointed to lose such a gem of a player who scored 110 goals during his spell with the Blues but club director Marina Granovskaia opened up on the situation for Hazard and said, “Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.
The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that, we thank Eden enormously. He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with. We look forward to welcoming him back to Stamford Bridge in the future.”
This move was bound to take place sooner or later because there was too much of a flirtatious build up between the Eden Hazard and Real Madrid. Even Zinedine Zidane added some spice to the deal and finally got the man he spoke so highly and often about.