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Misfiring Real Madrid superstar the sixth highest-paid footballer in 2022 – report



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Eden Hazard has had a difficult time since joining Real Madrid. The Belgian superstar arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2019, after leading Chelsea to the UEFA Europa League triumph.

Expectations were sky-high given his standing as one of the best in the game at the time. However, injury problems and fitness issues have meant that the wing-wizard has looked like a pale shadow of his past self in the Spanish capital.

So much so that Real Madrid have made attempts to offload Hazard in the past, but have been unsuccessful. The 31-year-old, meanwhile, is keen on staying at the club to turn his career around and achieve success.

While Hazard might have struggled to do well on the pitch, the Belgian international continues to do well for himself in the financial sense.

Indeed, as per Bleacher Report, Hazard is currently the sixth highest-paid footballer in 2022. The former Chelsea wing-wizard pockets a yearly salary of around $28.8 million and gets paid close to $2.5 million for endorsements.

His yearly earnings, in total, are said to be $31.3 million, making him the sixth highest on the list of best-paid footballers in 2022.

The chart is headed by PSG superstar and former Real Madrid transfer target Kylian Mbappe, who will earn $125 million in 2022, following his lucrative contract renewal. Cristiano Ronaldo ($113 million) and Lionel Messi ($110 million) are second and third on the list, respectively.

Hazard, whose Real Madrid contract runs until 2024, has featured just four times so far in the new campaign, scoring and assisting one goal apiece.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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