Florentino Pérez has a new Galáctico. Real Madrid have made official the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea. The Belgian playmaker has signed a contract for five years and he sees his dream accomplished: playing for Real Madrid. The former Chelsea player has said several times that his dream was playing for Los Blancos and being trained by Zinedine Zidane, his idol.
Eden Hazard will be unveiled at Santiago Bernabéu stadium next 13th of June. This is the first Galáctico signing since James Rodríguez back in 2014. After several years building up a champion team, now it’s time to spend money in the market again. Hazard joins Luka Jovic, Militao and Rodrygo, the new faces for the season 2019/20.
Reports say that Los Blancos have paid €100M as a transfer fee plus another €40M in different clauses. Hazard was in the last year of contract at Chelsea, but he’s considered one of the best players in the world in his position, so, given the price of the market, Florentino can be very happy with the price of his new acquisition. Barcelona paid around €160M for Phillipe Coutinho.
Hazard is 28 years old, so he arrives to Madrid at the peak of his career. He’s been playing for Chelsea since 2012 and has won 2 Premier League, 2 Europa Leagues, the FA Cup and the League Cup. Before, he played for Lille in France, where he was able to win the league title and the Cup.
This is one of the most important signings in the summer market and can change the whole situation in the future. Isco might leave the club as Hazard can play in a similar situation, although the Belgian player can occupy any position in the attacking line, even starting from the wing. Los Blancos have signed talent and quality, a good hit to boost the start of the season after a terrible year.