According to Marca, Real Madrid's tolerance with Eden Hazard has run out, and the club has placed his name on the market alongside a number of other players considered surplus to demands at the Los Blancos.
Hazard has never performed at the same stage in Spain as he did at Chelsea, despite Madrid paying more than €100 million for him in the summer of 2019.
The Belgium international still has fourLa Liga
games still to go, but the impression in Madrid is that the game is almost over. After theChampions League
's semi-final elimination of Real Madrid on Wednesday, the post-match laughing incident with his former Chelsea teammates was not a decisive factor.
Hazard was never a natural leader at Chelsea; it's just not in his makeup. He was decisive on the field, and that was all that counted, but his standard has fallen short at the Spanish capital, and he is no longer contributing meaningfully to the squad.
Hazard's term at the Santiago Bernabeu lapse in three years. His worth has dropped from €150 million when he signed to just €40 million now. He only played 22 games last season and only 18 this season. This comes after seven years at Chelsea, where he only missed twentyPremier League
matches. It seems that his time in Spain is drawing to a close.