The 28-year-old is bound to hand in a transfer request in order for the Blues to let him go to Real Madrid, as the team is still reluctant to sell him for less than €115m, a sum Los Blancos aren’t willing to offload for his services.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Florentino Perez has offered no more than €100 for the winger, but with the British refusing their bid, Hazard’s environment is currently pushing for him to hand them a transfer request to make it easier for Real Madrid to sign him in the summer.
Hazard is still quite thankful with the club and his fans, but, should they refuse to let him walk away, he’s going to do whatever it takes to force his departure.
As per the report, the Belgian had already made up his mind regarding his decision to leave the club even before Zinedine Zidane was appointed back as Real Madrid’s boss. Naturally, his arrival to the Spanish capital made it even easier for him to know he wanted to become the team’s latest Galactico.
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Hazard’s contract is set to run out in 2020 and the Blues have just been served a transfer ban for violating UEFA’s policies regarding the signing of underage players, so him leaving will represent a major blow for the London side.
As for Real Madrid, the team is craving new faces right now, and Hazard has always been a dream target for Zizou. With Gareth Bale most likely heading out the door, it will be Eden’s time to shine, and he’ll have to prove that he’s got what it takes to fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s void in Europe’s winningest club.