Real Madrid Terminates Hazard’s Contract After 18 Injuries In Four Miserable Seasons
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By Amaechi Agbo
Real Madrid has terminated Eden Hazard’s contract after for miserable seasons with the UEFA Champions League champions
Real confirmed that Hazard will leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign. Hazard’s contract is due to elapse in June next year
The Belgian, who joined Real from Chelsea in an enormous deal which could climb up to £150m, has struggled horribly with injuries during his time in Spain having made just 74 appearances in all competitions for the club in four years
The club said in a statement that their separation is mutual.
“Real Madrid CF and Eden Hazard have reached an agreement whereby the player will be released from the club as of June 30, 2023,” the statement read.
“Eden Hazard has been part of our club for four seasons, in which he has won 8 titles – 1 European Cup, 1 Club World Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 2 Leagues, 1 Copa del Rey and 2 Spanish Super Cups.
“Real Madrid wants to express its affection for Eden Hazard and wishes him and his entire family the best of luck in this new stage.”
Hazard had 18 injuries in four years for Real Madrid
The 32-year-old winger, who is one of Real’s top earners, has contributed seven goals and 12 assists during his time in Spain, which quickly turned into a nightmare after Hazard suffered a foot injury early into his debut season.
Hazard suffered 18 injuries as at February 2023 since he joined the club from Chelsea in 2019
Several surgeries failed to bring Hazard back to his best form and, by the time he had managed to shake off the injury bug, he had lost the majority of the faith from those in charge at the Bernabeu and struggled for game time.
The former Chelsea winger has appeared just six times in La Liga this season, despite only being unavailable for three matches through injury, and is now just weeks away from bringing his disasterous spell in Spain to an abrupt end.
In December, the Belgium captan announced his retirement from international football following his country’s unimpressive outing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar