Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he is ‘100 per cent sure’ that Eden Hazard will stay at the club and won’t re-join Chelsea this summer window.
Hazard has struggled to make any impact since leaving Stamford Bridge for the Spanish giants in a £130million deal in 2019.
Last month, reports in Spain emerged that the Belgium international wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and a return to Chelsea is the player’s preferred option.
Madrid are also believed to be open to selling Hazard in order to improve their attack with the signings of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Earlier this week, Hazard said that he is keen on remaining at Real Madrid and Courtois also believes his Belgium teammate will not move teams.
‘I’m 100% sure he’s staying,’ Courtois told Le Soir. ‘He doesn’t want to move. Only the Madrid press writes about the desire to leave.
‘He wants to continue, play free of injuries and win titles.
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‘At Real Madrid there is criticism all the time and for everyone. Gareth Bale was criticized, but he won the Champions League and scored a double in the final in Kyiv.
‘We all know that in Madrid there is pressure and criticism from the press and the fans. But Eden can handle that.
‘I know him well enough to say it. He can still change everything. ‘He still wants to be an important player for Madrid and win titles.’