Eden Hazard’s abysmal run at Real Madrid might soon be coming to an end, with Everton and West Ham United interested in the Belgian. According to reports, Los Blancos are ready to sell Hazard for as low as £21 million.
For reference, Real Madrid bought the winger from Chelsea in 2019 for a fee of £89 million + add ons. If Hazard is to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in January, two Premier League clubs, namely Everton and West Ham United, are in the lead for his signature.
West Ham United currently sits fourth in the league and have also qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League. However, their squad is a bit thin to compete on all fronts. They will be delighted to have a player like Hazard in their ranks.
Meanwhile, Everton have been struggling this season, in performances and with injuries. They currently sit 16th in the Premier League, just five points above the relegation zone. Injuries to key players like Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure, and more haven’t helped the team. They will also look to strengthen their squad with Eden Hazard.
Eden Hazard’s return to the Premier league certainly sounds like a tasty prospect, but whether he can replicate the form of his Chelsea days remains to be seen.
Eden Hazard has failed to make his mark at Real Madrid
When Hazard joined Real Madrid in 2019, it looked like another Galactico signing by Florentino Perez. With Cristiano Ronaldo leaving for Juventus in 2018, Hazard was looked upon as the next number 7 to take on the mantle at the Bernabeu. However, that story never developed.
Consistent injuries kept Hazard out for many matches. Even when he was back, his fitness issues meant his level of performance dropped massively from his time at Chelsea. The likes of young Vinicius Jr. kept the Belgian restricted to the bench.
He has made a paltry 54 appearances for Real Madrid since joining them in 2019. In that time, he has scored just five goals and made nine assists. For a player of his potential, these numbers are incredibly disappointing.
It would likely be best for both parties if Hazard moves to another club in January or next summer. A return to the familiar Premier League could also do wonders for his confidence, and if he is available for £21 million, many clubs will be looking to get his signature.