When Eden Hazard completed his mega-money move to Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019, it was seen as a huge coup. After all, the Belgian wing-wizard was one of the best in the game at the time and had just helped the Blues win the UEFA Europa League.
However, in the three years that he has been at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madridistas have never been able to get a glimpse of the man who defences used to fear coming up against.
Instead, Hazard has looked a pale shadow of his past best, struggling with injuries and fitness problems, failing to live up to the expectations.
Having fallen way down the pecking order at Real Madrid this season, the 31-year-old has played just three times in La Liga. And an exit in the near future is certainly on the horizon for the winger, who recently announced his retirement from international football.
And as per reports relayed by Mundo Deportivo, Italian giants Inter Milan would be willing to offer Hazard an escape route from Real Madrid in the summer of 2023.
The Nerazzurri are reportedly looking to add more firepower to their wide areas after having lost Ivan Perisic to Tottenham Hotspur this past summer. And they believe Hazard could be a viable signing to fill that void.
The 31-year-old, prior to Belgium’s exit from the FIFA World Cup 2022, had confirmed in an interview that he would leave Real Madrid if the club wanted him to. And a move to the MLS has emerged as a possibility for the veteran winger.
However, a chance to stay in Europe and continue playing at the top level with a team like Inter Milan could appeal to the former Chelsea ace.
Real Madrid, for their part, are willing to do anything to help Hazard find a new destination next year even though his contract runs until the summer of 2024. With Inter Milan now emerging as a possible destination for the 31-year-old, whether a move materialises will be interesting to see.
PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025
As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.
All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.
And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.
Hakimi could return to Real Madrid
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.
Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.
However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.
And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.
The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.
Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.
As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.