Do you love the world of transfer rumours? Because we certainly do.
Why? Because on the very same day Onze Mondial in France publish an interview with Eden Hazard where the Chelsea star plays down his desire to move to Real Madrid, El Confidencial publish a lengthy article discussing all the reasons why the Belgium international is desperate for a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Spanish media outlet claim the forward is ‘awaiting the call’ from the La Liga giants, where his stock remains high thanks to Zinedine Zidane’s high esteem of his abilities.
It’s no secret the France and Real Madrid legend was a fan of his during his time at Lille, trying to get the club he now manages to sign him then, yet Florentino Pérez had other plans for transfer targets with more ‘publicity potential’.
El Confidencial continue by explaining that ‘few people know Hazard is up to date with everything at Real Madrid’, having always shown a special interest for the club.
The outlet state the signing of Alvaro Morata was ‘highly celebrated’ by the Belgian winger, as it gave him a ‘front hand source’ regarding what it’s like to be managed by the former Juventus midfielder.
The Spanish striker is still in touch with some of his former teammates, like Isco, Dani Carvajal or Nacho, and Hazard allegedly uses every opportunity he can to ask the new signing about his former team.
As for his dream to sign for Real Madrid, El Confidencial suggest next summer could be the time it comes true, as Florentino Pérez is ready to return on the market for a ‘galactico’, even if his first choice would be Neymar.
With that transfer very unlikely, there’s every chance they’ll turn to the next best thing on the market, and that’s probably Eden Hazard.