The forward was called to be the replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
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His arrival at Real Madrid delighted the fans. Eden Hazard was listed as the replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. His signing took place in 2019 and in the presence of 50,000 fans he was presented as a merengue player. However, the player who cost approximately $ 121.6 million, could not succeed in the White House. A few moments ago the news was known that Hazard was put up for sale by the club’s board.
– BRAND (@marca) May 7, 2021
A season ago the French footballer asked to be questioned after his second year in Spain. That deadline is finally close to being met and the negative opinion around the player did not change at all. Performance was the main culprit for this decision, but the last straw occurred in the UEFA Champions League, when the player finished the game exchanging laughs with his former Chelsea teammates. While all his Real Madrid teammates lamented the defeat, the Belgian player did not seem to care and this was the cause of harsh criticism from the fans.
😠 THIS WILL NOT LIKE THE MADRIDISM!
📸 Despite the elimination of the @realmadrid, Eden Hazard was not very affected 🙄
Should Madrid consider its sale in the summer💰? pic.twitter.com/ISWE1LlmNF
– Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) May 5, 2021
According to reports from the newspaper Marca, at Real Madrid they decided to take action on the matter. In this sense, Eden Hazard will be available for teams that want to acquire their token in the next transfer market. The directive of the Spanish team hopes to receive a good offer to be able to let the striker go.
🚨Hazard for Sale🚨
📋Real Madrid has put the Belgian’s name on the transferable list.👋🏻 pic.twitter.com/UGnp8e6SQM
– Fans (@ Fanaticos21) May 7, 2021
The Belgian footballer has a three-year contract with Madrid, but his time at the institution seems to have come to an end. However, this would be one of the biggest fiascos of the last decade. According Transfermarkt, the footballer arrived in Spain priced at about $ 182 million. Two years later and after bad seasons, Hazard has considerably lowered its value to $ 50 million.
On the other hand, Florentino Pérez would come out of one of the highest salaries of his club, the 30-year-old forward received a salary of more than $ 18 million a year.
Multiple injuries took him away from Eden
Another of the main flaws that the player showed were the constant relapses in his injuries. The ‘replacement of Cristiano Ronaldo’ added in total more than 10 injuries since he arrived at Real Madrid. This figure is even more serious, if one takes into account that the Belgian passed 389 days off and missed more than 50 games.
WORST SIGNING EVER! ◽
– No goals
– More than 10 injuries
– When he plays, he seems to play without desire
– Today ending the match vs Chelsea goes with his former teammates and smiles with them
Real Madrid is not for everyone. Hazard could not bring greatness. pic.twitter.com/XIax4F1RD6
– Analysts (@_Analistas) May 5, 2021
A few days after the elimination of the Champions League and, with this announcement from the Merengue directive, he will probably have erased the smile from his face to the experienced player of the Belgium national team.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.