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Eden Hazard finally confirm his return to Chelsea ahead of UCL quarter final clash



Eden Hazard finally confirm his return to Chelsea ahead of UCL quarter final clash

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard is keen on a potential return to Chelsea, having fallen out of favour in Spain, according to reports.

The Belgian forward made the move to the Spanish capital back in June 2019, with a contract that should keep him at the Bernabeu until 2024.

However, in a spell hampered by injuries, the 31-year-old has struggled to cement a place in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

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As reported by MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz, via Madrid Xtra, Eden Hazard is seeking a return to Chelsea, amid reports linking him to a move back to Stamford Bridge.

In his three seasons in the Spanish capital, Hazard has registered just six goals in a total of 65 appearances, with only one of those coming this season in 22 appearances.

The former Blues gem formerly registered a total of 110 goals in 352 appearances in a Chelsea jersey.

Due to his disappointing performances in Spain, several recent reports have suggested that Hazard and Chelsea are in discussions for a season-long loan for the upcoming 2022/23 season.

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With Madrid’s strike force already including the likes of Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Karim Benzema, Hazard has struggled to break his way into Ancelotti’s squad.

And, with a number of reports linking the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland with potential moves to Madrid, Hazard’s position in the squad may be reduced to a Gareth Bale-esque role.

A move to Chelsea, therefore, may be a clever move for Hazard, who is nearing the latter stages of his career.


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