The Belgian forward joins the Real Madrid after leading Chelsea to Europa League glory, in a final where he scored twice and set up another.
Eden Hazard (La Louvière, Belgium, 07-01-1991) is now a Real Madrid player. The club has acquired one of the best players in the world. The Belgian forward is 28 and joins from Chelsea, where he became known for his talent, attacking flair, assists and goals.
His latest triumph with the English side was winning the Europa League 2018/19. In the final against Arsenal he scored twice and set up another, which led to him being named man of the match. Last summer he won the Silver Ball at the World Cup in Russia and this term h was named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI. He was in UEFA’s team of the year 2018.
But Hazard has never hidden his desire to one day wear the white shirt. In recent seasons there have been countless cases of public flirting with the club, all the while remaining respectful to the Londoners, where he was simultaneously happy.
With his arrival, he has become the first Galactico-style signing since James Rodriguez touched down in Madrid in 2014.
Hazard, 28, will arrive to play on the left or the attack, where he has shone for both club and country in recent seasons.
“Hazard is a star of the future,” Zidane said of the player in 2010 to MARCA.
“He’s very good now and he’ll become even better.”
Now, nine years on, the two will finally work together.