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Real Madrid have accepted that mega-money flop will stay for one more year



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A recent report from Diario AS has offered an update on the future of Eden Hazard. Ironically, there is no update at all and to Real Madrid’s misfortune, it appears the player is set to stay at Santiago Bernabeu next season.

The report points out that there is no viable option for Real Madrid to get rid of Hazard. The possibility of including him in a swap deal involving Harry Kane was mooted, but that is unlikely to evolve anytime soon.

Hazard has had offers from a host of clubs across the world, including Saudi Arabia. But he is not considering any of them and wants to remain at the Bernabeu until the end of his contract, which expires in the summer of 2024.

It appears the Belgian wants to follow the Gareth Bale route and is willing to stay at the club despite his lack of opportunities in the first team.

The only way Real Madrid can get rid of Hazard this summer is if the club pay for the player’s salary for the remainder of his contract. But that will not be an economically prudent move, as the club would require a large chunk of funds in order to terminate the contract.

Real Madrid, therefore, have accepted the fact that Hazard is going to stay at the club next season. The Merengues, though, won’t put too much thought into the Belgian’s future for now and are likely to shift their focus on Karim Benzema.

The Frenchman is reportedly closer to leaving the Bernabeu after a blockbuster offer from Saudi Arabia. With Marco Asensio also on the verge of leaving the club, Real Madrid could be in for a major rejig in the attacking department next season.

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Real Madrid still waiting to see the best version of 24-year-old midfielder




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Midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has been at Real Madrid since 2023 but the Frenchman still hasn’t convinced the club’s hierarchy entirely, reports MARCA.

At just 24 years old, Tchouameni was signed for a staggering €80 million, a fee that could rise to €100 million with additional bonuses. This substantial investment reflects the high hopes that Real Madrid had for him, but so far, he has not lived up to those expectations.

Upon his arrival, the young midfielder’s potential sparked a fierce bidding war two seasons ago, with several top clubs vying for his signature. 

Ultimately, Tchouameni chose Real Madrid, but not before the club shelled out a considerable amount of money to secure his services.

A valiant effort to replace Casemiro

Initially, Tchouameni was brought in as a replacement for the legendary Casemiro. However, he has struggled to fill those big shoes and his performances have been inconsistent, with moments of brilliance interspersed with matches where he fails to make a significant impact. 

While he possesses excellent technical skills, his creativity and ability to influence the game are often questioned. As a result, he has yet to win over the Real Madrid fans.

One of Tchouameni’s strengths is his age. At 24, he still has plenty of room to grow and improve. He understands the high standards that Real Madrid demand from the players and is committed to reaching that level. 

Real Madrid still have hope

Aurelien Tchouameni hasn’t convinced the Real Madrid board entirely. (Photo by Rafa Babot/Getty Images)

The club hopes that he will continue to develop and eventually become a leader in the midfield, especially in the absence of veterans like Toni Kroos. 

However, for this to happen, Tchouameni needs to step up and take charge on the field, asserting himself as a player his teammates can rely on.

Tchouameni’s reserved playing style has even caused coach Carlo Ancelotti to doubt whether he is the right fit for the midfield. As a result, the Italian has considered shifting him to a centre-back position due to his aerial ability and strong positioning. 

When called upon to fill in for injured players like David Alaba and Eder Militao, Tchouameni has performed admirably. In fact, Ancelotti once also chose him over Nacho.

Injuries have not helped his case

It must be noted that injuries have plagued Tchouameni’s time at Real Madrid, causing him to miss 20% of the matches since joining the team. 

Additionally, Ancelotti has kept him on the bench for another 20% of the games over the past two seasons. This means that Tchouameni has been a starter in only 55% of the matches under Ancelotti’s management. 

His absences have gone largely unnoticed, as he missed four of the six Champions League group matches and the final, having little impact on the team’s overall performance.

In summary, Tchouameni remains a work in progress at Real Madrid. His potential is undeniable, but he has yet to fully realize it on the field. 

With time on his side and a clear understanding of what is expected of him, the hope is that he will eventually rise to the challenge and become a key player for the team. Until then, Tchouameni’s journey at Real Madrid continues to be one of promise and uncertainty.

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