For last 12 months, Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, however, reputed Spanish Journalist Guillem Balague has come out squashing any truth in the matter and has revealed how Hazard himself has been putting fire to the story.
According to Balague, Real Madrid will be intereste din signing any top class player (which Hazard is), however the amount of speculation which has been talked up in recent months is down to the player talking himself up among his entourage and peers.
Writing in his weekly column fr Sky Sports, Balague said: “Real Madrid will look to maybe sign Eden Hazard [if their transfer ban is suspended in the summer],” Balague wrote in his column for Sky Sports.
“As it stands, the Hazard talk is more coming from the player’s end,” Balague claimed.
“Real Madrid are open to the idea and Zinedine Zidane likes him, but it really depends on how much money they have available and if other players are sold or not.”
According to Balague, Hazard is not a “priority” signing, as Real Madrid are more focused on how they can recruit Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea of Manchester United and Bayern Munich front-man Robert Lewandowski.
According to a recent study, Hazard is actually the third most valuable player in world soccer, pricier than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Hazard is under contract at Chelsea until 2020 and accordin to experts, has lost the zist to do well for Chelsea. He believes, club is not moving in the forward direction and it is the right time to jump the ship. That is why, he is itching for a move away with Real Madrid being the most likely destination.