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Real Madrid winger ‘very interested’ in MLS switch in the summer – report
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.
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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich
Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.
A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.
Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.
This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.
However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.
It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.
The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.