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Eye-Watering Cost Of Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid Contract Is Revealed

Eye-Watering Cost Of Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid Contract Is Revealed

The crazy amount that Real Madrid are paying for injury-hit superstar Eden Hazard has been revealed.

The Belgian is by far the highest-paid player at Real, earning a weekly salary of £416,000. Despite this, Hazard has played just 24 La Liga games since arriving in June 2019, scoring only three league goals.

That means Hazard is earning way more than his teammates, including club legends such as Sergio Ramos (£312,000 per week), Toni Kroos (£210,000), Luka Modric (£210,000) and Karim Benzema (£166,000).

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Gareth Bale is still officially on the heftiest contract at the club, but half of his reported £650,000 per week is being covered by Tottenham until the end of the season. So that leaves Hazard out on his own.

The 30-year-old former Chelsea ace has struggled to find anything close to his best form since his arrival at the Bernabeu closing in on two years ago.

He's recently been absent with a thigh injury but has failed to make the impact manager Zinedine Zidane - who personally wanted the player - desired.

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It's understandable that a player as gifted as Hazard, who cost over £100 million in transfer fees after lighting up the Premier League, would be on a large salary.

But it must be strange for a player like Benzema - who's won four Champions Leagues with Real and scored the goals that powered the club to winning La Liga last season - to know he's on less than half Hazard's reported wage.

Overall, according to The Sun, Real have 17 players on their books earning in excess of £100,000 per week (although that includes the on loan Bale and Luka Jovic, the striker who's been loaned to Eintracht Frankfurt).

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No wonder the Spanish giants are reportedly looking to lessen their financial burden right now.

Some football fans might suggest that - for all the talent Hazard undoubtedly possesses - somehow offloading the man at the top of their wage list might be the best method of sorting the problem.

All imagery: PA Images

Topics: Eden Hazard, Real Madrid, La Liga

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