Through a combination of poor form and injuries, Eden Hazard’s tenure at Real Madrid so far has been a nightmare. The Belgian international was the chosen one to replace Cristiano Ronaldo as the club’s talisman, but his career graph has only moved downward ever since.
According to reports from MARCA, the former Chelsea player worked hard in the summer to return in his best shape. His hard work has paid off as Carlo Ancelotti and his staff were impressed by his fitness level in the first pre-season training session.
It is Hazard’s dream to play and conquer with Real Madrid, as he has revealed innumerable times. Though he is now a Champions League winner with Los Blancos, it is not difficult to understand why he is not satisfied with the accomplishment.
During the celebrations after the UCL win, he promised in front of half a million fans that he would return to his original best.
“Madridistas, I have been here for three years with many injuries. But next year, I’m going to give everything for you.”
The addition of a fully fit and raring Hazard to Ancelotti’s side would elevate them to another level. The Belgian’s newfound dedication is a major step in that direction, but it is equally important to know that his recent surgery has almost completely eliminated his ankle discomfort.
Last season, Hazard only participated in 18 league matches and provided one assist. Moreover, he only participated in three Champions League games.
The Belgian wing-wizard will face competition from Rodrygo Goes and Marco Asensio to fill the third spot in the forward line. Nevertheless, the world knows that an in-form Hazard would not be threatened even by the best in the world.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.