A free agent following the end of his contract at Real Madrid, Eden Hazard had had several clubs trailing him this summer, according to Foot Mercato. But no one has managed to convince him to join them yet…
Despite a complicated stint at Real Madrid, where he was not spared from injuries, the native of La Louvière retains a certain name recognition on the market. Especially since he is free now that he has been released from Los Blancos.
Contacts started well before the end of his adventure in Madrid. Al-Hilal and a Major League Soccer club had tested the waters with him. But it didn’t go any further. Then, the former Belgian international was again hit on by clubs once his contract ended with Real Madrid. Saudi Pro League and MLS clubs returned this summer.
A few days ago, AS spoke of an attempt by Botafogo, the Brazilian club owned by John Textor. But the former Chelsea player declined. According to Foot Mercato, several agents have also contacted his entourage to try to offer him to French clubs, including OGC Nice, Olympique de Marseille and LOSC. But their attempts were in vain. Where is Eden Hazard’s mindset today?
His intention is to stop everything and retire. This, despite the fact that those around him are trying to motivate him and advise him to continue. Moreover, one of its representatives spoke a few days ago with big clubs based in Turkey. This representative thinks it could be an interesting new challenge for the 32-year-old. But he is sticking to his guns for the moment and taking advantage of his free time to spend time with his family. The ball is in his court.
GFFN | James Thorpe