Hazard to Real Madrid
We reported last week that Hazard stalled over signing a new Chelsea contract amidst rumours that he wants to sign for Real Madrid.
Well those rumours have become even stronger this morning as Diario GOL (Spanish) report that Hzard received a secret phone call from Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and club President, Florentino Perez.
The Spanish site states that Hazard said “I don’t know what will happen in my career in the future, but it would be a dream to play for Zidane.”
Bold statements from the Belgian.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement
Last night, Ronaldo picked up his FIFTH Ballon d’or, meaning he is now level with Messi in claiming the game’s biggest prize.
Ronaldo will be 33 in February and is surely nearing the end of his career.
The Portuguese legend has not quite been himself this season and has only scored 2 goals in La Liga.
Real Madrid will need to look for a replacement for their greatest ever goalscorer and Hazard could be the perfect man.
Hazard looks to be the most likely candidate to take over from Ronaldo when his career comes to an end despite Gareth Bale already being in the Real Madrid squad.
The Welshman is having a difficult spell in Madrid and is struggling with injury.
It has been reported that Perez would also like to bring in ex-Barcelona man, Neymar, who is allegedly not enjoying his time in Paris with PSG.
Perez and Real Madrid would surely struggle with Financial Fair Play if they tried to sign both Neymar and Hazard.
However Real Madrid may be willing to sell four of their players in order to fund a possible move for the most expensive footballer of all time.
Chelsea fans may not want to hear this, but a move to Real Madrid is a real possibility for Hazard and is looking increasingly more likely.
Hazard rumour rating: 8/10