Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid might go down as one of the most disastrous transfers in football history. The Belgian, who was once considered the best in the Premier League, has failed to live up to his former self at Real Madrid. And now, he has suffered his 18th injury since signing for the club in 2019.
The winger has only one year left on his contract at the end of the season, and a change in scenery could be on the cards. Real Madrid have not allowed him to leave on loan, but could part with him in the summer since he hasn’t been counted on even when he has been available in most games.
What has gone wrong for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid?
After signing for the Spanish giants, Hazard arrived overweight for three off seasons. And this was followed by struggles for fitness and with injuries that prevented him from reaching his true potential.
Eden Hazard has missed 75 games, and counting, for Los Blancos over the last three-and-a-half years. The Belgian most recently suffered a patellar tendinosis in his left knee, and is being kept under observation.
The winger has scored only seven goals since joining the club, and has not played a single minute in El Clasico despite nine encounters being played with Barcelona since 2019.
Considering the player that he once was, it is a very sad decline indeed. And at 32, it seems unlikely that he will be able to recapture his form ever again.