Reports: Real Madrid make contact with Chelsea superstar
What's the story?
Real Madrid have long been linked with a move for Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard and now latest reports from Spanish outlet Diario Gol (via DailyMail) claim that Zidane has been given permission to contact Eden Hazard regarding a transfer in the summer transfer window.
The Frenchman is reportedly a huge fan of the Belgian forward and has always spoken about his admiration for Hazard. The Belgian is also reportedly keen on working with Zidane and has even rejected a new £300,000/week contract from Chelsea.
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Ever since his move to Chelse, Hazard has been one of the best performers in the Premier League. Blessed with pace, dribbling ability and excellent technical skills, the Belgian superstar is seen as a perfect fit at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Also, with James Rodriguez no longer at Madrid, the 12-time European champions are lacking some creativity and Hazard could be the perfect signing to reinvigorate the sagging fortunes of Los Blancos.
The heart of the matter
Real Madrid have time and again been linked with a big-money move for Eden Hazard and a move could finally come to fruition in the summer. Hazard himself has made no secrets of his admiration for French manager Zidane, even calling him his idol in an earlier interview.
When asked if he'd like to play under the Frenchman one day, he added: "Yes of course. When I was little, I watched him on television and the internet for hours. I talked Zidane and I ate Zidane. But, and I repeat it, I feel very good at Chelsea”.
Zidane is also a huge fan of Hazard and he has even publicly spoken about his admiration for the Belgian winger calling him the third best player in the world after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
What a player Hazard is! No wonder Real Madrid are interested in signing him.
Real Madrid are desperate to complete the signing of Eden Hazard and Los Blancos usually get the man they want. With Hazard rejecting the opportunity to become the highest paid player in Chelsea, Madrid might just sign their newest galactico in the near future.