So, Mr Hazard, one great performance and all is forgotten?
Pretty much single-handedly dismantling a sub-par Hungary on Sunday night, the Chelsea winger finally turned up to an international tournament with his country, which, of course, is good news for the Premier League club.
Coming off the back of a poor season in England, the Belgian winger wanted to show the world he hadn’t forgotten how to kick a ball reasonably well, and that’s exactly what he did.
Getting an assist and a goal, Hazard impressed greatly, which, while good news for Chelsea, was great news for Zinedine Zidane.
According to El Confidencial, the Chelsea star’s performance against Hungary has given the French manager the perfect excuse to go to Florentino Pérez and tell him to buy the former Lille star.
Close to buying him two years ago after the World Cup in Brazil, the Real Madrid president decided to lump on James Rodriguez instead following the Colombian’s wonderful tournament, which he might now be regretting.
El Confidencial says they would find it hard to believe that Roman Abramovich would be prepared to sit down with Pérez to discuss the Belgian’s transfer, especially with Antonio Conte coming in once the tournament is over.
However, money always talks, and the Spanish newspaper say he could start listening if a nine digit number was put forward (around €100m), or if Real Madrid were prepared to pay money plus Alvaro Morata for Hazard.
This, in turn, would force the Spanish giants to sell James Rodriguez, as well as, probably, another player in order to comply with FFP regulations.
Once this is accepted by Chelsea, convincing the player shouldn’t be too hard considering his desire to play under Zidane.
In brief: if Real Madrid can convince Abramovich, the player is theirs (no s…ugar, Sherlock).
If Eden Hazard continues playing like he did against Hungary for the rest of the tournament, though, that simply won’t happen.