Eden Hazard has endured a torrid spell at Real Madrid since joining in 2019 and could look to put an end to his time at the Santiago Bernabeu in the near future.
Arriving from Chelsea in a mega-money deal, the 31-year-old Belgian superstar has struggled to live up to the expectations, with injuries and poor fitness levels hampering him throughout his time at the Spanish capital club.
And according to L’Equipe (h/t Daily Mail), Hazard could decide to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with the winger ‘very interested’ in a possible switch to the MLS.
The 31-year-old recently announced his retirement from international football after Belgium crashed out of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the group stages.
Now set to return to Real Madrid, Hazard is reportedly not entirely happy with his situation, and understandably so, considering that he has played just three league matches for his team this season.
In a recent interview, Hazard admitted that he would leave Real Madrid if the club wanted him gone and is now said to be considering the possibility of a switch to the MLS.
While he is intrigued by the prospects of a move to the USA, Hazard will not look to leave Real Madrid in January as he does not wish to upend his family. Instead, the 31-year-old will consider a transfer at the end of the 2022/23 season.
Hazard’s career has been on a downward spiral ever since he moved to Real Madrid. A move to the MLS could allow him to put this episode behind him and start afresh.
His contract with Los Blancos runs until 2024, but a summer exit looks extremely likely. Whether he follows in the footsteps of Gareth Bale and moves to MLS will be interesting to see.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.