Eden Hazard is reportedly considering a U-turn on the plan he has to retire from professional football. He is considering a move to Belgian Pro League.
The former Chelsea player will become a free agent next month after four years at Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard’s deal was due to end next summer but the Spanish powerhouse concluded to terminate his contract at the beginning of June.
After the 14 times UEFA Champions League winning club declared openly his departure, many reports indicated that Eden Hazard would call it quit from professional football.
However, according to a journalist from Belgium Sacha Tavolieri, the Belgian International could join his brother, Kylian, at RWD Molenbeek in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.
Tavolieri said via his Twitter page: “At first sight improbable, the possibility of a return to the Belgian Jupiler League has been considered by Eden Hazard”.
He added: “In this context, the financial factor would be considered incidental if he decided to continue his career. Playing with his brother Kylian at RWD Molenbeek is part of the thinking”.
Eden Hazard’s stats;
After signing with Real Madrid in a massive 125 million pounds transfer from Chelsea in 2019, on a huge £400,000-per-week contract, Hazard has only scored seven goals in 76 appearances.
After an injury-plagued first season with the club, the Belgian made only 76 appearances and scored just seven goals for the La Liga giants.
His form last season led to the termination of his contract at the end of the season, and he only made six appearances in the Spanish top level, a long cry from his excellence with Chelsea in the Premier League.
Ankle and hamstring injuries caused Hazard to miss 78 games.
Hazard last played in a Real Madrid game in May, when he saw action for 61 minutes before being taken off in a 1-0 victory over Getafe.
After Belgium’s early exit from the World Cup, the winger announced his retirement from international football in December.
During his 14 years as a member of the Belgian national team, Hazard scored 33 goals in 126 games.
English clubs still consider the 32-year-old to be one of the most prolific and dangerous forwards to have ever played in the league, despite his difficulties in Spain.
Hazard spent seven years at Chelsea, scoring 110 goals and assisting on another 92 in 352 games.
During his time with the London club, he won six trophies, including two Premier League crowns, while in his time with Madrid, he won the Champions League and two La Liga titles. In 2015, he was named the Premier League’s Player of the Season.
On the other hand, Toni Kroos, a former teammate of Hazard recently provided a critical appraisal of the Belgian’s stint at the club and warned newcomer Jude Bellingham not to let his career “die” like Hazard.
What’s next for Eden Hazard?
Eden Hazard has been strongly linked with a move to Major League Soccer in America with Vancouver Whitecaps reportedly interested in acquiring the former Chelsea winger.