Real Madrid put struggling Eden Hazard on the chopping block

Real Madrid put struggling Eden Hazard on the chopping block, despite Carlo Ancelotti's initial desire to utilise former Chelsea forward.

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid
Eden Hazard of Real Madrid / IMAGO

The Belgian has failed to make a significant impact at Madrid following his transfer from Chelsea.

Real Madrid are reportedly open to selling Eden Hazard two seasons after signing him from Chelsea for around 100m euros.

As it turned out, the Belgian forward failed to live up to his price tag and often found himself on the sidelines due to a string of injuries.

Scoring only 5 times in 43 appearances across two seasons, Hazard has now been placed on the chopping block by the Spanish capital club.

The decision to sell Hazard came from the club despite Carlo Ancelotti‘s initial desire to utilise the former Blues star next season.

The newly appointed gaffer recently stated that Hazard is an important player alongside Gareth Bale going into the next season.

Ancelotti said: “Eden Hazard? He’s a top player. He’ll show his skills. Hazard and Bale can be so important for us.

Even if Los Blancos are willing to sell the 30-year-old, It will be difficult for the La Liga side to get a potential suitor. The Belgian was linked with Chelsea, who had previously registered an interest in reuniting with him.

However, considering his current form and injury record, it is doubtful whether the Londoners’ stance remains the same.

Madrid are heading towards a summer overhaul, and Ancelotti is understood to be working on reinforcements. They were linked with Mohamed Salah and Richarlison.

Madrid’s attack left a lot to be desired last season, and the only saving grace was Karim Benzema.

Currently deprived of attacking options, Los Blancos should keep Hazard, who still can pull strings if he stays fit.