EDEN HAZARD is set to hold talks with Real Madrid chiefs over his exit after his nightmare spell at the club.
The Belgian arrived at the Bernabeu in 2019 from Chelsea in a deal up to £150m.
But his dream move unravelled in spectacular fashion and Hazard has been dogged by regular injury issues, inconsistency and question marks hanging over his fitness.
It appears the 32-year-old’s unhappy time at the club may be coming to a close as he prepares to sit down with club bosses to discuss his future.
Hazard‘s contract runs until the summer of 2024 but a premature exit could be on the cards.
Fabrizio Romano reports: “Discussions will take place in the next weeks between Real Madrid and Eden Hazard’s camp — his last appearance in La Liga was on September 11.
“Feeling internally is for Hazard to leave the club in the summer, in case of good bid/opportunity.”
Despite being one of the star players in the Premier League for Chelsea, he has failed to find anything close to the same level in Spain.
He famously arrived at his first pre-season with Real Madrid having put on weight.
And within weeks he would suffer the first of 18 different injuries that would leave him missing a number of games for the club.
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In his first three full seasons at Madrid, Hazard has failed to appear in half of the 38 La Liga fixtures.
During this campaign, he has only made three appearances.
Even when he is on the pitch, the star has failed to reach his Chelsea heights and incredibly only seven goals in all competitions in nearly four years at the club.
At Stamford Bridge, Hazard hit double figures in six of his seven seasons.
The winger admitted to Marca last year that things had not gone to plan.
He said: “I’m sorry. I’m trying, but … I’m sorry. I have one more year and I have to show [what I can do] but it isn’t easy.
“I’m not playing, I want to play more. I’m really sorry about what has happened.”