Real Madrid have reportedly lowered their demand for Eden Hazard from €50 million to €35 million amid interest from Newcastle United.
According to a report from Fichajes, Real Madrid have slapped a price tag of €35 million on struggling winger Eden Hazard, who is on the radars of Premier League side Newcastle United.
Hazard completed his dream move to Real Madrid from Chelsea in the summer of 2019. However, the Belgian wing-wizard has endured a torrid time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with constant injury and fitness issues holding him back. In more than two years at the club, the 30-year-old has managed to make just 56 appearances, producing a paltry return of five goals and nine assists.
It has been no different this season either for Hazard, whose fitness issues have led to him dropping behind the likes of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes and Marco Asensio in the pecking order, with game-time proving hard to come by. Real Madrid are ready to cut their losses on the former Chelsea winger and offload him should a significant offer come along.
Newcastle United have been touted as a potential destination for the Belgian international, with the Magpies looking to add some star quality to their ranks as they look to escape their current predicament and kickstart the new project funded by their new owners.
Currently facing the threat of relegation from the Premier League, they might find it hard to convince a star of Hazard’s pedigree to join the club, but the interest remains. And Real Madrid have now set an asking price of €35 million on the struggling forward, reducing it from the €50 million they were initially believed to be demanding.
Indeed, reports indicated that the Spanish capital outfit had turned down an offer of €25 million from West Ham United for the 30-year-old hoping for double that sum. But given his regression in the past couple of seasons and his persistent fitness problems, it seems like Florentino Perez & co. have further splashed their asking price and are now happy to sell him for €35 million.
Apart from Newcastle, West Ham and Everton are also interested in Hazard, while there have also been speculations about a potential return to his former club, Chelsea. The Belgian will be turning 31 next month, and his value is likely to continue to fall. So, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Real Madrid tried aggressively to cash in on him in the winter transfer window. Only time will tell where he ends up, though.
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