Premier League high flyers West Ham United and Everton will take on each other in the race to land Belgian superstar Eden Hazard.

According to The Sun, West Ham United will go toe to toe against Everton to sign Real Madrid superstar Eden Hazard.

The Belgian sensation was one of the world’s best players during his time with Chelsea. He moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2019 and has since struggled to replicate the same success. Hazard has made only 54 appearances for Los Blancos and has contributed just five goals and nine assists.

A loss of form and injuries have seen him struggle to impose himself in Spain. At 30, his prime is slightly behind him, and it remains to be seen if he has a future at Real. He is not short of options, with West Ham and Everton keen on his services.

Both Premier League sides are enjoying differing fortunes this season. West Ham have defeated Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea and are well entrenched in the race for the top four. Everton, meanwhile, are struggling to stay relevant and have dropped a plethora of points so far.

Eden Hazard has failed to replicate his form for Chelsea at Real Madrid.(Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Eden Hazard has failed to replicate his form for Chelsea at Real Madrid. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Either team could benefit from a player of Hazard’s qualities. Capable of playing anywhere in the frontline, the 30-year-old would add both experience and quality to the frontline. Real Madrid, for their part, are happy to sell the Belgian for as little as £25.5 million. They are also open to parting with him for £21 million if a club can convince him to join on loan in January, with a permanent deal subsequently being agreed on in the summer.

West Ham are overly reliant on Michail Antonio for their goals. Adding another reliable offensive threat such as Hazard would go a long way into boosting their chances for a top-four finish.

Everton struggled to create and convert opportunities in the absence of Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Rafael Benitez is known to get the best out of his players and would relish managing the Belgian ace. The Toffees boss has worked with Hazard during his brief stint as Chelsea boss in 2012-13. Whether a reunion is on the cards, this time in a different shade of blue, remains to be seen.

The player, for his part, is not keen to leave Real Madrid midseason and will prefer to wait until the summer. However, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid are willing to continue paying him a mammoth £416,000 per week in wages until then.

While West Ham and Everton sure make compelling cases, they also face competition from several other clubs for Hazard’s signature. This includes Newcastle United and Fenerbahce. At just 30, Hazard still has a few years of top tier football left in him. As long as he can regain his fitness and focus, he is likely to be a stunning addition to any team in world football. Where he eventually ends up next year remains to be seen.

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