In a recent report, Sky Sports has mentioned that Real Madrid are willing to entertain offers for Eden Hazard this summer. It is understood that Los Blancos are planning to listen to offers for the Belgian international so that they can raise some funds for some marquee acquisitions during the summer transfer window (via Sky Sports).
Hazard’s Injury Ravaged Season At The Spanish Capital
Hazard has missed a significant chunk of this campaign due to a muscle injury. The 30-year-old has been involved in just 21 matches for the Spanish outfit this term, scoring four goals and grabbing one assist across various competitions.
A lot of his appearances this season have come off the bench which explains why the Belgian attacker is just averaging 0.8 shots, 0.4 key passes and 1.4 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. Still, Hazard deserves some credit for being careful when interchanging possession in the opposition half after completing 88.1% of his attempted passes in the Spanish top tier (stats via whoscored).
The Belgium international’s time at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has been hampered by multiple injuries, so this summer could be an ideal time for him to switch clubs in search of a new adventure in the coming seasons.
Real Madrid Willing To Entertain Offers For Hazard: Good Move For Both Parties?
When Hazard is playing well on the field, he can still be a dangerous dribbler in the opponent’s half. He remains a decent finisher in the attacking third and can also create some inviting chances for others around him. Plus, Hazard is versatile enough to play anywhere across the frontline.
However, multiple injuries over the past couple of seasons have taken a toll on his body, so it’s unclear whether he can ever hit the heights of his form at Chelsea. There are some serious concerns over Hazard’s long-term health which is why it makes sense for Zidane to cash in on him this summer.
Real Madrid’s decision to listen to offers for the 106-time Belgium international will be a good move for both the player and the club. It will give Hazard a chance to make a fresh start while Los Blancos can finally move him on and bring in a more reliable attacker in this off-season. At 30, Hazard has only got a handful of years left in him which is why he would be wise to seal a move away from the Bernabeu in the hopes of regular playing time in the years to come.