Insider delivers latest on Eden Hazard to Real Madrid link amid Chelsea exit talk
Eden Hazard could leave Chelsea and sign for Real Madrid this summer, says Pete Jenson
Eden Hazard could leave Chelsea and sign for Real Madrid this summer, according to Spanish football expert Pete Jenson.
The Belgian playmaker has been in fine form for the west London club this season and has helped Antonio Conte’s men build a 10-point lead at the top of the table.
Hazard is widely regarded as one of the best playmakers in world football as he bids to win his second Premier League title with Chelsea this season.
The 26-year-old has been touted as a possible summer transfer target for Real Madrid in recent days as the window draws ever nearer.
Now, Jenson has explained how Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane being a big fan of Hazard could tempt the playmaker to Spain this summer.
Jenson told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Real are due to make a splash, Zinedine Zidane has loved him [Hazard] for a long time
“The manager’s word doesn’t always count for much at Madrid, but Zidane made such a good start to his managerial career that he will be listened to.
“He likes Hazard, so I think there is a possibility that this can happen. So it could be for political reasons as much as football reasons.
“Perez will want to have something under his arm, and a new player is usually what he presents to the supporters.
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“As I say, it’s something to dazzle the fans with, and make sure he stays in power.”
Hazard is currently sidelined with a calf injury as Chelsea prepare for their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The Belgium international has scored 11 goals and made four assists in the Premier League so far this season.