Eden Hazard has been tied with a move to Real Madrid years before Cristiano Ronaldo left, as Florentino Perez has reportedly been high on the Belgian ever since he joined Chelsea back in 2012.
And now that the 28-year-old has put his contract talks on hold with the London side, it looks like it’s just a matter of time before the forward leaves Stamford Bridge.
Also, Sky Sports reports his relationship with his new coach Maurizio Sarri is far from good, with the former saying Hazard “is not a leader”, even though he’s constantly praised his talent and ability.
Maurizio Sarri has praised Eden Hazard's qualities as a world-class footballer, but says the Chelsea forward is "not a leader".
Moreover, Hazard hasn’t shown any kind of hesitation to let the world know how he feels on a potential move to Santiago Bernabeu, as you could tell from his latest comments to French outlet France Football.
"Would I like to sign for Real Madrid? Why not?. You know it very well. You're asking the question, but you know what the answer will be so you don't have to ask it. Real Madrid without Zidane is different, but it is still Real Madrid".
Apparently, the ball is on Florentino Perez’ court right now. Will he pull the trigger and finally sign another Galactico for the UCL’s reigning Champion?.