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Eden Hazard: Real Madrid sign Chelsea forward on a five-year deal

Eden Hazard: Real Madrid sign Chelsea forward on a five-year deal

On Friday, the Spanish club announced that they had agreed to a five-year deal for the Chelsea star and will be presented on June 13 at the Santiago Bernabeu, pending a physical. "I think it is a goodbye, but in football you never know".

He has signed five-year deal with the Spanish giants, with reports suggesting Real will transfer €100 million (R1.66 billion) for his services to Stamford Bridge.

Hazard scored two goals for the Blues to win the Europa League against Arsenal last week.

"Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed to the transfer of the player Eden Hazard", read Madrid's statement.

"Now maybe it is time for a new challenge".

Eden Hazard is on his way to Real Madrid.

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But Hazard has always been linked with Real Madrid, often highlighting the club as his "dream" destination and with Zinedine Zidane revamping his squad after a disappointing campaign which included a third-place La Liga finish and a Champions League round-of-16 exit to Ajax, the 28-year-old has finally made the switch.

Hazard grew up with posters of Zinedine Zidane on his bedroom wall, and now the 28-year-old will work under the Madrid boss.

He has already brought in Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt after the Serbia worldwide scored 27 goals in 48 games for the Bundesliga side last season.

Hazard had one year left on his contract and ruled out joining another English club in the buildup to the Europa League final, saying: "No chance, no chance".

Manager Maurizio Sarri's move to Juventus is expected to be wrapped up shortly, with Chelsea holding out for £5m in compensation.

The report claims that, if he completes his move to Real Madrid, he will be earning £400k-per-week in Spain - compared to the £200k-per-week he now earns at Chelsea.


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