Real Madrid has announced that Belgian star Eden Hazard’s contract has been terminated and he will leave the club freely after four years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This announcement comes as no surprise, given Hazard’s disappointing performances and persistent injury struggles during his time in Madrid.
Real Madrid stated in a press release that they had mutually agreed with Hazard to cancel and terminate their agreement, making the Belgium star a free agent.
Hazard arrived at Real Madrid in 2019 with high expectations after a successful stint with Chelsea, but injuries and fitness issues severely hampered his time in Spain.
In his four years at the club, Hazard managed to win eight trophies, including one European Cup, one Club World Cup, one European Super Cup, two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, and two Spanish Super Cups.
However, he was never able to replicate the form that made him one of the best players in the world during his time at Chelsea.
Real Madrid expressed their gratitude towards Hazard in their press release, stating that they wished him and his family the best in their future endeavors.
Hazard’s departure is just one of many moves that Real Madrid will need to make this summer as they look to rebuild after a disappointing season that saw them finish second in La Liga and crash out of the Champions League in the semi-finals.
In addition to Hazard, Real Madrid also announced that two other players, Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz, will leave the club on a free transfer.
The departure of these players, combined with Hazard’s exit, will significantly free up the wage bill for Real Madrid, giving them more flexibility to bring in new signings during the upcoming transfer window.
Real Madrid fans will now be eagerly waiting to see who the club brings in to replace Hazard and strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.
With a new manager in charge and a renewed sense of optimism, Real Madrid will be hoping to mount a serious challenge for the La Liga title and Champions League next season.