Deal Done: Real Madrid finally to sell out of favour attacker to Chelsea

The Spanish publication Fichajes reported that Real Madrid would like to make money off of Eden Hazard in the upcoming season. Additionally, the defending La Liga winners want to return the out-of-favor attacker to Chelsea, where he previously had a standout tenure.

Eden Hazard fulfilled a lifelong desire by moving from Chelsea to Real Madrid in July 2019. But for the Belgian forward, who has struggled with poor form and a string of fitness problems over the past three and a half years, his time with Los Blancos has turned into a nightmare.

The explosive winger the 31-year-old was at Chelsea has been reduced to a husk. Furthermore, Hazard has made just six appearances for Real Madrid this year, managing just one goal and one assist. After Belgium was eliminated from the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the seasoned attacker declared his retirement from international competition.

As things get worse, Hazard’s time at Real Madrid appears to be coming to an end. The current La Liga champions also intend to return the former Belgium captain to Chelsea in 2019. But it’s unclear whether the struggling attacker will be brought back by the Blues.

Despite getting closer to signing Christopher Nkunku, Chelsea will probably search for an attacking reinforcement. This is due to the uncertain futures that Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic have at Stamford Bridge. So, the Chelsea attack may have a few openings the next season, one of which Hazard might be able to fill.

The unpopular Real Madrid attacker is not likely to object to leaving Chelsea. However, as previously stated, it’s not certain if the west Londoners are willing to re-sign the 31-year-old given his seemingly endless troubles. Additionally, Real Madrid will try to sell him to either Juventus or Lille if a transfer to Chelsea does not materialize.

Hazard has drawn interest from Italian powerhouses, and relocating to Lille would be advantageous for him as well. In light of this, it will be intriguing to watch where the Belgian winger signs once he departs Real Madrid, which only seems to be a formality.