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Real Madrid tried to offload misfit forward, but ‘no club wants him’ – report
After Real Madrid won the 2022 Champions League final, Eden Hazard famously proclaimed, “next year will be mine for sure.”
Football fans across the world reckoned the once-majestic winger would return to his brilliant best in the 2022/2023 season, leaving behind his injury-ridden past at Los Blancos.
However, things have failed to pan out as expected for the Belgian international, as he has played a mere 98 La Liga minutes so far this campaign.
Alongside Marco Asensio at the bottom of the pecking order of wide players at Real Madrid, whilst failing to impress as a false nine as the injured Karim Benzema’s deputy, a redemption season has seemed nothing short of a pipe dream.
As a result, it has been revealed by journalist Mario Cortegana (h/t Madrid Xtra) that Los Merengues have tried to find Eden Hazard a new club on several occasions, but no side wishes to complete his signature.
Additionally, there have been zero offers from any teams to buy the peripheral superstar.
At 31 years of age, whilst having an extremely unreliable fitness record and being on handsome wages at arguably the biggest club in the world, multiple sides seemingly simply do not see the benefit of signing Hazard, as his career has experienced a sharp performance decline over the years.
For Carlo Ancelotti as well, it has been next to impossible to get the best out of the former Chelsea legend, who has experienced major injury problems for years on end, coupled with the excellent performances of other wide players such as Vinicius Jr., Fede Valverde, and Rodrygo.
Perhaps the best solution for Eden Hazard would be to accept a massive pay cut in a bid to leave Real Madrid as soon as in January.
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Opponent watch: Chelsea defender injured during international break, doubt for Real Madrid clash
In less than 20 days, Real Madrid will square off against Chelsea in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu. And ahead of the game, the Premier League club might have been dealt an injury setback.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea right-back Reece James has sustained an injury while away on national team duty with England and could now be a doubt for the match against Real Madrid.
James is a key member of the Chelsea squad but has had multiple injury problems in the recent past. Indeed, the 23-year-old has played just 12 Premier League matches this term, having had to deal with two knee injuries and a hamstring problem.
James played just five minutes for England during their 2-1 win over Italy earlier this week but has seemingly picked up some discomfort in his thigh during that game.
As a result, he was released from the national team camp earlier today and the young right-back is already on his way back to London.
The official report from the England national team indicated that the Chelsea ace had sustained a minor hamstring injury and was returning to his club as a precaution. However, Mundo Deportivo is stating that his availability for the game against Real Madrid is unclear at this point.
Los Blancos drew Chelsea for the quarter-finals and will host the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 12 before playing the second leg at Stamford Bridge a week later.