Lille president Olivier Letang has refused to rule out re-signing Real Madrid misfit Eden Hazard, claiming it is not impossible to bring him back to the club.
In an interview with L’Équipe du Soir, as relayed by Football Espana, Olivier Letang has made a big claim about possible re-signing Eden Hazard. The Lille president has claimed that it will not be impossible for the Ligue 1 club to bring the Real Madrid misfit back to Stade Pierre Mauroy.
Eden Hazard has seen his stock plummet since joining Eden Hazard from Chelsea in July 2019. The dream move for the Belgian international has turned into a nightmare, with a spate of injuries hampering him considerably.
In the first half of the 2021/22 season, things have gone from bad to worse, with Carlo Ancelotti hardly utilising Hazard. As a result, the 30-year-old has raked in only 424 minutes of game-time this season, starting just five of the 23 games played by Real Madrid thus far.
With the player’s struggles showing no signs of letting up, a move away from Real Madrid could be on the cards. And Hazard has been linked with several clubs in recent weeks, with Los Blancos even rejecting an offer from West Ham United.
Hazard is reportedly also a target for Chelsea, with the Belgian international open to rejoining his ex-club. And now, it seems another of Hazard’s former clubs could be in the running to prise him away from Real Madrid, with Lille president Olivier Letang suggesting they can re-sign him.
In an interview with L’Équipe du Soir (h/t Football Espana), Letang said, “A return of Hazard to Lille? It’s not impossible. I’ll go to Spain if necessary. It could appear something impossible. Evidently, Hazard is an incredible player with a lot of quality. Now, he is a Real Madrid player and he is under contract with Real Madrid.”
As things stand, Hazard’s career is going nowhere at Real Madrid, with Marco Asensio, Rodrygo Goes and Lucas Vazquez ahead of him in the pecking order. With Ancelotti not giving him enough chances to rediscover his best form, leaving Real Madrid is the best solution for the Belgian. It remains to be seen if he returns to former club Lille.