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Eden Hazard returns to Real Madrid training in best shape, staff impressed – report

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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.

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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar

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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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