Real Madrid will part ways with Eden Hazard this summer, as confirmed by the club on their official website.
- Hazard’s contract terminated
- Belgian played only 76 matches
- Chelsea received €115m for Hazard
What’s the news?
Real Madrid has announced that it has reached an agreement with Eden Hazard to terminate his contract, which was set to run until 2024. The Belgian will leave the club immediately and will now be free to find a new team. This news marks the end of the troubled partnership between Hazard and Madrid. The Belgian forward’s time in Spain has been largely characterized by injury setbacks.
Hazard was acquired by Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019 for a transfer fee of approximately €115 million. Shortly after joining, Hazard suffered a serious ankle injury from which he never fully recovered. He underwent multiple surgeries on the joint and experienced setbacks on several occasions. This season, Hazard was mainly used as a substitute by Carlo Ancelotti and only made four appearances in LaLiga.
It is unclear what the future holds for Hazard. While he has the freedom to choose his next destination, Fabrizio Romano reports that the forward may consider retirement. Hazard’s departure will save Real Madrid around €500,000 per week in salary costs. Earlier on Saturday, Real also announced that Brazilian forward Mariano Diaz and midfielder Marco Asensio will be leaving the club this summer.