Real Madrid confirms Hazard departure, retirement possible.
Real Madrid has officially confirmed that Eden Hazard will be leaving the club this summer, despite having one year remaining on his contract.
The Belgian winger’s tenure at Real Madrid, which began in 2019 after his successful stint at Chelsea, has been marred by injuries that have significantly affected his playing time and performance.
In a statement released by the club, Real Madrid announced that they have reached an agreement with Eden Hazard for his departure, which will take effect on June 30, 2023.
The statement highlighted Hazard’s four-season tenure at the club, during which he contributed to the team’s success by winning a total of eight titles.
These titles include one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, two La Liga championships, one Copa del Rey, and two Spanish Super Cups.
Real Madrid expressed their appreciation for Hazard’s dedication and efforts during his time at the club. They also extended their best wishes to Hazard and his entire family as he embarks on a new chapter in his career.
With his departure from Real Madrid, Eden Hazard will enter the summer transfer market as a free agent. Speculation regarding his next destination has been circulating, and The Athletic has reported that retirement is one of the options being considered by the 32-year-old player.
However, no final decision has been made at this point.
Despite expressing his desire to remain at Real Madrid in recent statements, Hazard’s departure marks the end of his four-season journey with the club.
Prior to his move to Madrid, he enjoyed a highly successful career at Chelsea, where he amassed an impressive record of 110 goals and 92 assists in 352 games.
His transfer to Real Madrid in 2019 was a highly anticipated move, with the deal amounting to a reported £142 million.