After being purchased for £89 million, Eden Hazard is now a free agent who is being rejected by Premier League clubs due to health concerns.After Real Madrid tore up Eden Hazard’s contract in June, he has been a free agent ever since.The Belgian forward’s injury problems have discouraged potential suitors.According to reports, Hazard, 32, is contemplating retirement after a mostly successful professional career.Written by Michael Pavitt and published by Mailonline on 3 September 2023 at 08:37 EDT
]]]]>]]>Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, lavished admiration on Eden Hazard as he was introduced to the Santiago Bernabeu crowd in 2019.I’ve been dying to say this: today we are welcome one of the best footballers in the world,” Perez stated.You have arrived at your desired destination.
Your wish has been granted today. Feel the excitement of those anticipating the fruits of your labor as you enter this space. After tearing up the Premier League while playing for Chelsea, the Belgian appeared destined to become the latest galactico to star for the Spanish giants. Unfortunately, Hazard’s ‘dream’ transfer to Real Madrid for an initial £89m sum with a potential £150m didn’t live up to the hype. Error: URL field not setThe announcement of the agreement to terminate his £400,000-per-week, five-year contract early came from Real in June. The contract was set to run from 2019 until 2024.
“Real Madrid CF and Eden Hazard have agreed to a mutual release, effective June 30, 2023,” the club announced.In his four years with our team, Eden Hazard has helped us win eight trophies: one European Cup, one Club World Cup, one European Super Cup, two Leagues, one Copa del Rey, and two Spanish Super Cups.Real Madrid would like to send its warmest wishes to Eden Hazard and his loved ones as they begin a new chapter in their lives.
.After praising Hazard’s transfer, Real Madrid’s goodbye statement read like a somber contemplation of missed opportunities.Several teams have shown interest in giving the 32-year-old Hazard a second opportunity at a successful professional career, but rumors persist that the Belgian is really contemplating retirement.The meteoric rise of HazardHazard first gained widespread attention while playing for Lille of France’s Ligue 1.Hazard’s breakout season came in 2008–09, when he was used extensively on the left wing by then Lille manager Rudi Garcia.
The little Belgian scored the winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Auxerre, making him the club’s youngest ever goal scorer in Ligue 1.Hazard’s burgeoning reputation was cemented at the end of the 2009-10 season when he became the first player in Ligue 1 history to win the Young Player of the Year award twice.
The following season, with the forward’s help, Lille won the French championship for the first time in 57 years. He contributed seven goals and eleven assists. When Lille beat Paris Saint-Germain in the French Cup final, they completed a domestic double. Hazard’s performances earned him the title of Player of the Year, an honor he again took home in his final year playing in Ligue 1.Lille manager Rudi Garcia admitted that the club would celebrate the Belgian when he departed rather than stand in his way because of the interest from Europe’s top clubs in Hazard because of his skill, pace, and dribbling abilities. “Eden Hazard’s style is irreplaceable,” Garcia added. There’s no use trying to find another person on par with him in terms of skills and experience. He stands out among the crowd.I’m happy to have contributed to his development. I always predicted that he would become one of the best players in Europe. He’s a legendary player who changed the course of the franchise.
We shall honor his memory.In 2012, Chelsea paid £32 million to win the bidding war for Europe’s most sought-after young player.Hazard said, “I am signing for the Champions League winner,” as he made the announcement of his move.In 352 games for the Blues in all competitions, Hazard scored 110 goals and dished out 92 assists, proving to be an outstanding success for Chelsea as a winger.In five of his seven seasons with the club, he scored double-digit goals, and he was an integral part of the team’s Premier League championship runs in 2014–15 and 2016–17.
During his stay with the club, the Blues won the FA Cup, League Cup, and Europa League twice.Further individual recognition came when Hazard won Chelsea’s Player of the Season title on four separate occasions and the Premier League trophy in 2015.Hazard, who once scored a famous goal by single-handedly cutting open the Arsenal defense, wove his way into the hearts of Chelsea fans.
He won over the faithful even more when he scored the equalizer against Tottenham, clinching the Premier League title for Leicester and dashing Chelsea’s title ambitions.One of the more remarkable instances on the field was Hazard, who was sent off in the first half of a League Cup match for kicking a ballboy after the recalcitrant Swansea youngster refused to give him the ball. Hazard guided Belgium to a third-place finish at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and he was named the tournament’s silver ball winner for his efforts.In 2019, Hazard finished ninth in the individual poll for the world’s greatest player, and his achievements earned him a spot in the FIFA greatest honors World XI.After leading Chelsea to a 4-1 victory against Arsenal in the Europa League final in 2019, during which he scored twice, Hazard confirmed his resignation from the club. Hazard said in a statement to fans, “I hope you understand I had to pursue my next chapter just as each and every one of you should when you have the chance to pursue your dreams.” The choice to leave Chelsea was the most difficult of my professional life. Now that it’s out in the open, I want to make sure everyone knows I’ve always loved my time at Chelsea and never once considered or even considered leaving for another club.Thanks to your unwavering encouragement, I gave it my all even when we were performing poorly.We can thank you for instilling in the Chelsea community a never-say-die attitude and a can-do attitude. After his transfer to Real Madrid was finalized, Chelsea posted a tribute to their star, calling him a “true Chelsea legend and a serial winner.”Everyone who had the good fortune to see the Belgian in action while wearing a Chelsea shirt will never forget his skill, speed, and smile. “It is not only the raft of collective and individual honors the Belgian racked up during his seven seasons at Stamford Bridge that will live long in the memory,” Chelsea wrote.An ominous line about his time spent on the Spanish side was also included in the homage.Overall, he received 638 foul calls in the league, which is more than 40 percent higher than the next highest player. His eagerness to get back on his feet despite the deepening color of his lower extremities.’I can’t wait to start playing for Real Madrid and winning many of titles,’ Hazard stated at his Real Madrid introduction.My goal in life, as stated by the President, has been to play for Real Madrid since I was a little lad. I’ve finally here, and I intend to savor my arrival.
While signing with the club was a dream come true for Hazard, his first season was cut short by injuries and he only managed one goal.In his rookie year, he only scored once in 22 games, but he missed 26 games due to injury, the most serious of which was a hairline fracture of his foot. Throughout his time in the Spanish city, Hazard had been hounded by constant hostility regarding his figure, amid rumors regarding his weight control.Hazard told French reporters in 2019: “I’m not going to hide it, but when I’m on vacation, I’m on vacation.” This comes after he reported for pre-season at Madrid while overweight.I’m the sort to gain weight rapidly and then shed it just as rapidly if I watch what I eat. I gained five kilograms. In an interview with Mail Sport, his former Chelsea teammate Filipe Luis gushed, “Eden is the best I’ve played with.”He’s a match for Lionel Messi in terms of single-handedly winning games.
However, he rarely ran to defend, rarely worked out, and frequently spent the final five minutes before games playing Mario Kart in the locker room. He worked out and warmed up with his shoes untied.Clubgoers may have also detected that he wasn’t particularly concerned with applying himself or giving the impression that he was. After offending Chelsea fans in 2021 by laughing with Kurt Zouma after Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League, he issued an apology.Fans, already irritated by the big-money signing’s lack of production, were unmoved by the apologies.
Hazard’s time with the first squad at the Bernabeu was limited by a series of muscle and fibula ailments that persisted over the next three seasons.
A crisis in Hazard and Real’s relationship Hazard only played in 10 games during his final year with Real, finishing with seven goals in 76 contests.Hazard said as much in an exclusive interview with the Belgian media source RTBF back in March.There is mutual regard between us. But I won’t claim that we communicate, because we don’t,” Hazard stated.But respect will endure forever. Even if he stops forcing me to play after tomorrow.A guy like Carlo Ancelotti deserves my utmost respect. There is no issue with what he has meant for football and what he has accomplished in his career.Ancelotti did not deny Hazard’s account of their relationship but instead agreed that Hazard was correct.This is not an icy relationship. Both points of view are important.
‘It could be a matter of character, but Hazard has been extremely forthright,’ Ancelotti remarked.My highest priority is for him to respect me even if we don’t communicate frequently. I respect him, and that’s the most crucial thing.Vinicius (Junior), a player at his position, is doing very well, hence he doesn’t get much playing time.Toni Kroos, Hazard’s teammate at Real Madrid, had little sympathy for the attacker, indicating that Hazard was to blame. “Of course, the situation has been difficult for a long time, but at the end of the day, everyone is to some extent responsible for their own situation,” Kroos said to AS Diario.
“That’s why I don’t feel sorry for them,” I said.Even though Eden and I are close and have frequent conversations, she is not someone I feel sorry for because her life is particularly difficult.Even though Hazard spent four years with Real Madrid and the club won La Liga twice and the Champions League, the 32-year-old did very little during that time to earn his high salary.Hazard’s admission that he didn’t enjoy playing in the World Cup in Qatar because he was being passed over for a ‘deserving’ new crop of players highlighted his status as a waning force.Hazard’s international career, which included 126 appearances, came to a disappointing close when the heavily favored Belgian team was eliminated in the group round.What are Hazard’s prospects for the future? Hazard’s future has not been decided despite it having been over two months since he left Real Madrid.According to Mail Sport’s sources, Hazard has had attention from a number of English clubs in recent weeks.
Clubs are interested in Eden Hazard, but there are rumblings that his health is becoming a deciding factor.His injury-plagued time in the Spanish capital, during which he made only 30 starts over four years, perhaps contributed to the skepticism. A-Star Barbers, Hazard’s purported barber, has said that the Belgian has turned down six summer offers. One Instagram user commented on a video of Hazard’s new do, “No one want’s to sign you.”
A response from the barber, “That’s funny, he’s rejected 6 teams,” put an end to this.Hazard’s name has also been bandied about in connection with a move to Major League Soccer this summer, specifically with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Several other teams in the Brazilian and Saudi Pro Leagues have also shown interest in the 32-year-old.Even though the European transfer deadline expired on Friday, the Belgian is still a free agent and can sign with any team at any time.After reaching the pinnacle of his career with Real Madrid and playing professionally for 16 years, the biggest question is whether or not Hazard wants to keep playing.When does the Belgian retire? According to French media, Hazard is contemplating ending his spectacular career.The 32-year-old is said to have cherished his time with his family and was in no hurry to make a decision.
The Blues’ opening weekend Premier League draw with Liverpool was witnessed by the Belgian, who was spotted at Stamford Bridge.Hazard will look back on his time at Chelsea as the pinnacle of his career if he decides to call it quits.
One of the greatest talents of his generation may have sputtered out in his later years, but there is no doubt that Hazard will go down as one of the Premier League’s all-time greats.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn