Chelsea wing-wizard Eden Hazard is reportedly on the verge of completing a sensational €100 million transfer to Real Madrid.
As per a report from French publication L’Equipe, Chelsea and Real Madrid have arrived at an agreement over the transfer of superstar Eden Hazard in the summer window. The Spanish heavyweights will have to shell out a transfer fee of €100 million in order to get their hands on the 28-year-old attacker.
Hazard is one of the most coveted attacking players in Europe and has been on the radars of Real Madrid for a long time now. The Merengues were keen on signing him up last summer itself after his successful World Cup campaign with Belgium, with Hazard himself being interested in a move. However, nothing materialized at that point.
Real Madrid have continued to keep an eye on the 28-year-old superstar and speculations over a summer move intensified heavily ever since Zinedine Zidane took over the reins at the club for a second time back in March. And it seems that the transfer is on the verge of completion if the latest report from L’Equipe is something to go by.
The report states that Chelsea have agreed to sell their superstar attacker to Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €100 million, with the move set to be announced soon after the Blues’ UEFA Europa League final against Arsenal towards the end of the month.
There had been concerns among the Real Madrid camp over the transfer fee, considering that the 28-year-old will be entering the final year of his contract with Chelsea. But, with the Londoners unwilling to change their stance, it seems like Los Blancos have yielded and agreed to meet the valuation.
This development comes in the wake of Hazard revealing that he had made a decision on his future and had already informed Chelsea about it.
It has been quite a disappointing season for Real Madrid, with the attacking department misfiring big time, barring top goal-scorer Karim Benzema. It was clear that they needed a marquee addition to their ranks following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last summer and Hazard will prove to be an excellent fit for the Spanish capital club.
The 28-year-old has been in top form this term, racking up a return of 19 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, leading Chelsea to a third-place finish in the Premier League and the Europa League finals. With a move to Real Madrid all but sealed, he will want to end his time with the Blues on a memorable note, by firing them to a victory in Baku later this month.