Eden Hazard is now officially Real Madrid’s most expensive transfer ever, after the Spanish giants triggered an add-on clause in his contract with former club Chelsea. The Belgian international has signed a five-year deal with the La Liga side, and will see out the remainder of his contract with the Blues.
The 28-year-old winger had been linked with a move to Madrid for some time, and the transfer was finally confirmed on Friday. Hazard had been a key player for Chelsea since joining the club in 2012, and was instrumental in their Premier League title win in 2015.
Hazard has been one of the most sought-after players in Europe in recent years, and his move to Madrid is a major coup for the Spanish side. The transfer fee is believed to be in the region of €100 million, making Hazard the most expensive transfer in Real Madrid’s history.
The Belgian international is expected to be a key player for Madrid, and his arrival is likely to bolster their attacking options. Hazard is renowned for his dribbling ability and his eye for goal, and he will be a welcome addition to the Madrid side.
Hazard’s move to Madrid is a major blow for Chelsea, who will now have to find a suitable replacement for the Belgian winger. However, the Blues will be able to use the money from the transfer to strengthen their squad in other areas.
Hazard’s move to Madrid is a major coup for the Spanish side, and they will be hoping that the Belgian international can help them to success in the coming years. With Hazard in their ranks, Madrid will be a force to be reckoned with in La Liga and in Europe.