Real Madrid are already looking for a replacement for Isco and James Rodríguez. Both playmakers could leave the Spanish capital, so Los Blancos are having a look at the market to see which players could be available. And Florentino Pérez has put the eye on Eden Hazard, the Chelsea star who is shining with Antonio Conte again.
Eden Hazard was a target two seasons ago for Real Madrid. Los Blancos were amazed by the great season the Belgian did with José Mourinho on the bench. The Blues won the Premier League and Hazard was the third best player in the United Kingdom that season. Actually, Hazard was the best player of the world, obviously just behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi.
According to the Spanish radiostation Cadena COPE, Real Madrid are interested again in Eden Hazard. This would be a target for the next season if Isco or James Rodríguez leave the club. The Spaniard might not renew his contract with Los Blancos and big clubs like Juventus are already targeting him. James Rodríguez has a lot of options to leave the club as well. The Colombian said in December that he would listen to offers if he has no opportunities with Real Madrid. If a good offer arrives, Florentino Pérez could sell him as well.
If both players leave, there will be room for another playmaker. This is where the name of Eden Hazard arise. The 26 year-old playmaker is shining again with Antonio Conte on the bench. The Belgian has won confidence this season and he has scored 10 goals in the Premier League season so far. He’s been one of the best players with the Blues, and together with Diego Costa they are a threat for every single team.
The former Lille midfielder played two great season with Chelsea in the 2013-14 and 1014-15. In both seasons he scored 14 goals with the blue t-shirt, although his best season was with Lille in the 2011-12, when he scored 20 times.
If Los Blancos want to sign Hazard, they’d have to spend a huge amount of money. Abramovich bought the playmaker in 2012 for €40M. So if Florentino Pérez wants him on board, perhaps it would be as expensive as James Rodríguez.