LaLiga Rumours: €100 million superstar agrees to join Real Madrid as the transfer will be sealed in coming days
- €100 million superstar agrees to join Real Madrid and will set to become the club's third signing this summer, according to reports.
What's the rumour?
According to Spanish media outlet, Marca, Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard is Real Madrid bound as his transfer will be closed in the upcoming days. A fee around €100 million has been decided by both the clubs.
In case you didn't know...
Hazard is one of the best forwards in the Premier League and has a chance of winning the Europa League with Chelsea. The Belgian star has racked up 16 goals and 12 assists in the English Premier League and has been pivotal for Chelsea- who are fighting for a top four spot.
Chelsea are fifth in the EPL table, just one point behind third placed Tottenham who has played a game less. There is no doubt that Hazard is at the peak of his career, as he continuously proves with his exploits with Belgium- in the 2018 World Cup and Euro Qualifiers this year.
The Belgian flaunted his desire to play for Real Madrid but recently claimed that he is focused on his current club. The Blues were handed a transfer ban, and they won't be able to buy any player in the coming season.
The heart of the matter
Real Madrid are desperately looking for a major signing since club's talisman and highest goalscorer, Cristiano Ronaldo, left for Juventus last summer. It is no secret that Florentino Perez is desperate to revamp the squad with new faces after Los Blancos endured a tough season.
According to the reports, Hazard will be Real Madrid's third arrival after Rodrygo and Militao. Hazard has rejected at least three contract renewal offers and will cost around €100 million as he has only one year left in his contract.
Zinedine Zidane has always been a fan of Hazard since his tenure with Lille at Ligue 1 and Hazard is himself willing to make the move.
Rumour rating: 8/10
Marca is a reliable source and Hazard's transfer will not come as a shock to many.
Chelsea will face Burnley and Manchester United in the Premier League before facing Frankfurt in Europa League semifinals.Published 19 Apr 2019, 11:05 IST