Real Madrid tell Eden Hazard to find a new club after 'giving up' on winger
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Eden Hazard could soon be shown the door at Real Madrid, with the reigning European champions reportedly giving up on the superstar.
Los Blancos paid in excess of 100 million Euros to sign the 31-year-old back in 2019, but recurring injuries have played havoc with his career since the move.
Having scored just seven goals in 72 appearances for Madrid, a new report claims that Carlo Ancelotti is now prepared to cut his losses, and move the winger on.
According to Spanish outlet Marca (via managingmadrid.com), Real have told their player it would be better for him to find a new club during the upcoming winter transfer window.
This season, Hazard has played just three times in La Liga for the side, failing to score or register an assist in that time.
With the FIFA World Cup quickly approaching, some good performances in Qatar could increase demand for Hazard, as potential suiters may currently be put off by his financial demands.
As Marca add, the Spanish club would likely have to pay a part of Hazard's salary in order to get him off their books.
Hazard’s words during the side's La Liga title celebrations last May kept Real Madrid fans hopeful over the prospect of the Belgian attacker improving his form, but he has barely played since then - and he hasn’t been a very important factor when given the chance.
Back then, Hazard emphasised having 'a contract until 2024', but the tide has seemingly turned against him in the intervening months.
A return to the Premier League could well be on the cards if he does leave his current club, with only a handful of sides likely being able to finance a move.
Chelsea, given the huge sums spent this summer, will surely be linked with their former star, who played at Stamford Bridge between 2012 and 2018.
The Belgian international was a sensation in West London, winning the PFA Player of the Year award, as well as two Premier League titles.
While things may not have gone according to plan in Spain, earlier this season Hazard did show glimpses of what he is still capable of. A Cameo at Celtic Park, where he scored and grabbed an assist, was the perfect response to questions over his future at the club.
Perhaps a transfer this winter can be just thing he needs to rejuvenate a once sparking career.