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Real Madrid put Eden Hazard 'on the market' despite Carlo Ancelotti belief

Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
 2021-07-19

Real Madrid have reportedly placed Eden Hazard on the transfer list and are open to offers for the former Chelsea winger.

Los Blancos only signed the Belgian two summers ago, in a deal that could reach as high as £130million with add-ons.

But it has so far been a nightmare for all parties, with Hazard struggling for fitness and scoring just five times in 43 appearances for the club.

He also came under fire for celebrating with his former Chelsea teammates after the Blues dumped Real out of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.

That has led to intense speculation that Real Madrid could attempt to cash in on the 30-year-old.

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Eden Hazard has struggled since signing for Real Madrid two years ago (Image: Getty Images)

The Spanish giants are in a perilous financial state and need to slash their wage bill, as well as bringing in some much needed funds by sales.

According to Marca , Hazard is set to return to training later this week where he will hold talks with new manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Zinedine Zidane’s replacement is adamant he will get the best out of the forward, but it is claimed Hazard is already on the market to be sold.

Ancelotti singled out Hazard for praise when he was unveiled as head coach, also taking time to mention fellow outcast Gareth Bale.

"Eden Hazard? He’s a top player, he’ll show his skills. Hazard and Bale can be so important for us,” he explained.

Hazard seemed similarly optimistic about Ancelotti’s appointment, suggesting it would be “good news” for his ailing career.

"He won the Champions League with this group and he knows a lot of the players,"he said whilst at Euro 2020. "We know that he is a coach with a lot of experience.

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Carlo Ancelotti backed Hazard in his first press conference back at Real Madrid

"He knows the city and the fans. I think we can do great things together.

"I don't know him personally, but from what I've heard of him he's a very nice person who just wants to win, and that's what we all want.

"We'll have the chance to work together. It's good news for me."

The former Chelsea superstar, who rarely struggled for fitness during his time in English football has recently admitted that the build-up of injuries has taken a toll on his game.

"I never doubted my qualities, but whether I would be 100% fit for the European Championship was going to be a question,” Hazard added.

"I broke my ankle three times, it will never be the same as 10 years ago," the ex-Lille wonderkid revealed.

"But I know that when I am in shape, that I can prove myself on the field and that's what I'm working on now."

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