Eden Hazard, the talented Belgium international, is set to part ways with Real Madrid at the end of this month, a full year before the expiration of his contract.
Having made a high-profile move from Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2019, the transfer deal carried a substantial price tag that could have reached £130m when factoring in all potential bonus payments.
Initially signing a five-year contract until 2024, Hazard’s tenure at Real Madrid has been marred by a series of injuries and a decline in his performance on the field.
Throughout his time with the Spanish club, Hazard managed to score seven goals in 76 appearances, with ten of those goals coming across various competitions during the 2022/23 season.
Despite the challenges he faced individually, Hazard did contribute to the team’s success by helping secure two LaLiga titles, one Champions League victory, and one Copa Del Rey triumph during his stay at Real Madrid.
A statement said: “Real Madrid CF and Eden Hazard have reached an agreement whereby the player will be released from the club as of June 30, 2023.
“Hazard has been part of our club for four seasons, in which he has won eight titles: one European Cup, one Club World Cup, one European Super Cup, two leagues, one Copa del Rey and two Spanish Super Cups.
“Real Madrid wants to express its affection for Eden Hazard and wishes him and his entire family the best of luck in this new stage.”