With Eden Hazard’s latest ‘decision-making’ comments making it increasingly apparent that his future destination lies at the Santiago Bernabeu with Real Madrid, the incumbent Champions League holders and Hazard’s current club Chelsea are set to engage in a monumental deal that will light up the summer once the 2018/19 season comes to a close.
The brilliant Belgium has less than 18 months on his contract with no indication of signing an extension, stating recently that he ‘knows what he’s going to do’ with rumours of a move to Madrid brewing for several years now.
The Blues and Blancos have had fairly cordial relations of late, with Chelsea selling goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois last summer and bringing in Mateo Kovacic on loan to Stamford Bridge.
The Mail now reports that it is the latter player, or midfielder Isco who will used as ‘makeweights’ in an earth-shattering £100 million deal that will allow Hazard to leave Stamford Bridge after seven years and to become a new Galactico.
The publication even suggests that Marco Asensio could be part of the deal which would see Chelsea capitalise on a player they signed from Lille in 2012 for £32million.
At Chelsea, Hazard has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and League Cup, and the Europa League. He was also awarded Premier League Player of the Season in 2015 and has been included in the PFA Team of the Year four times.
Hazard has made over 330 appearances for Chelsea, and this season has broken through a century of goals for the club.