Hazard developed into one of the best players in world football at Stamford Bridge, registering 110 goals in 352 games and winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.
As a result of his fine form in west London, the Belgian secured a dream £100million switch to Madrid in 2019 – but it’s fair to say the move hasn’t gone to plan.
Injury problems have prevented him from making more than 16 La Liga appearances in each of his first two seasons at the Bernabeu, with only five goals to show for 43 outings.
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According to Spanish television show El Chiringuito de Jugones, Hazard is now looking to leave Madrid this summer and his preference is to return to Chelsea. Hazard spent seven seasons at Stamford Bridge and helped the club win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Europa League on two occasions.
And according to journalist Edu Aguirre, Hazard is now targeting a return to Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
Aguirre revealed on El Chiringuito late on Sunday night that the 30-year-old, who was heavily criticised after being seen laughing with Blues stars after Real’s elimination in the Champions League semi-finals at Stamford Bridge last month, wants to end his Madrid nightmare now the season is complete.
Speaking earlier this month, Zinedine Zidane stressed that he is keen to see Hazard succeed at Madrid. ‘All the players have their hearts in the club but for now it hasn’t been possible to see the Eden Hazard we want to see,’ said Zidane. ‘But I believe he is going to get there. It’s a difficult moment with everything that’s happened but he has a contract and what he wants is to succeed here.’
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Earlier this month, reports in Spain claimed that Madrid are prepared to offload Hazard at the end of the season following his disappointing spell at the club.
Madrid, who are keen to bolster their attack with the signings of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, are understood to be entertaining offers in the region of €50m (£43.4m) for Hazard.
Real are also looking to sell Luka Jovic, Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, Mariano and Brahim Diaz in order to bolster their finances.