Real Madrid are now open to selling Eden Hazard this summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain.
The Spanish side spent £130m to sign Hazard from Chelsea in 2019 but the Belgian attacker has failed to make any impact since his move to the Spain.
Hazard, who has struggled with a number of injuries during his time in La Liga, delivered a poor performance in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday which sealed Madrid’s elimination from the Champions League.
And Hazard angered many Real Madrid supporters after television cameras caught him laughing and joking with his former Chelsea teammate Kurt Zouma just few minutes after the final whistle.
However, Hazard has since apologised for his conduct but according to Marca, Madrid have decided that they are ready to sell the player this summer – despite some contrary reports claiming the club will give him another season to prove his worth.
According to Marca, Hazard’s performance against Chelsea, plus his reaction after the game, was not a factor in the decision as Madrid have been considering his future for several weeks.
Meanwhile, ABC claim that Madrid would be willing to let Hazard leave in the next transfer window if they receive an offer of €50m (£43.4m).
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Speaking after Real Madrid’s Champions League exit at the hands of Chelsea, Zidane defended Hazard’s display as he has only recently returned from injury.
‘We were playing a semi-final and every player was ready, they wouldn’t have played if they were not,’ said the Madrid manager.
‘We can all be proud of the players, we gave it our best shot and we got here, to within one step of the final. Chelsea put in a great performance and you have to congratulate them.
‘Eden has to get his confidence back and he needs to keep playing. Little by little, we have to make sure he recovers.’