Real Madrid and Chelsea have taken a huge step towards completing the transfer of Eden Hazard from The Blues to Los Blancos.
According to a report from The Guardian, both sides have reportedly agreed on a transfer fee so the Belgium international is now details away from joining the Santiago Bernabeu outfit. However, there are no details on whether how much money Chelsea will receive to let their star player depart from the club.
If the transfer goes through, then Hazard would become Real Madrid’s third signing ahead of the 2019-20 season. They already acquired Eder Militao from FC Porto and Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt. Signing Hazard, however, would certainly be Madrid’s biggest move since they acquired Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013.
Hazard has always been keen on completing a move to Madrid, and he will reportedly be given n.° 7 once the deal is announced. He would fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo, and has enough talent in the world to make fans forget about the Portuguese’s departure and the side’s woeful 2018/19 season.
Chelsea never wanted to sell Hazard, but it seems as if they didn’t have much of a choice. He was about to enter the final 12 months of his contract and since he didn’t want to re-sign with the club, Chelsea had to either sell him this summer, or they would’ve lost him for free next summer.
Both clubs have settled on a fee around the €100 million mark, although that figure might increase when adding potential performance-related clauses into the mix.