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Result: Eden Hazard debuts as Real Madrid lose to Bayern Munich in Houston

Real Madrid begin their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-1 loss to German champions Bayern Munich in Houston. Real Madrid began their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-1 loss to German champions Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup. Corentin Tolisso, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry scored the goals for the Bundesliga giants, who saw substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulreich receive his marching orders in the latter stages. Eden Hazard was amongst those to make his debut for Los Blancos, but there was no Gareth Bale with the Wales international left out of the squad altogether amid the speculation surrounding his future at the club. © Reuters A bright start from Madrid saw Karim Benzema and Isco both have efforts in the first four minutes – the offs...

Cesar Azpilicueta: ‘Eden Hazard turned down big-money offers from English clubs’

Eden Hazard could have stayed in the Premier League and earned more money than he is on at Real Madrid, according to ex-teammate Cesar Azpilicueta. Cesar Azpilicueta has claimed that former teammate Eden Hazard turned down lucrative offers from Chelsea‘s Premier League rivals to join dream club Real Madrid. The Belgian forward completed his long-awaited switch to the Bernabeu earlier this month in a reported £88.5m transfer, which could potentially climb to £120m with add-ons. Hazard spent seven seasons at Stamford Bridge and won six major honours, including two Premier League titles, to earn legendary status. According to Azpilicueta, the 28-year-old had the opportunity to join a rival club, but he was only interested in signing for Madrid. “Honestly, the times that he had to ...

Pep Guardiola: ‘Eden Hazard an amazing signing for Real Madrid’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hails Eden Hazard as an “amazing” player following his big-money move from Chelsea to Real Madrid. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Eden Hazard as a “very, very, very good player” following his long-awaited move from Chelsea to Real Madrid. The Belgian was officially unveiled as a Madrid player last week after penning a five-year deal that could ultimately be worth up to £130m to the Blues. Hazard was at one time linked with joining the blue half of Manchester but ex-Barcelona boss Guardiola thinks that the attacker will be well-suited to life in La Liga. “The player they’ve signed from Chelsea is a very, very, very good player,” he told reporters in his native Spain on Friday. “It’s...

Real Madrid fans chant for Kylian Mbappe at Eden Hazard unveiling

Fans insist it wasn’t a slight on their new signing. Real Madrid fans were filmed chanting “we want Mbappe” at Eden Hazard‘s unveiling at the Bernabeu. The footage, which has been viewed over a million times, saw a section of the crowd chanting “Queremos a Mbappe” during Thursday night’s presentation of the new 150 million euro (£130 million) signing from Chelsea. Paris St Germain and France star Kylian Mbappe has been consistently linked with a move to the Spanish giants as they attempt to rebuild their squad. El Bernabéu ha hablado. Queremos a Mbappé pic.twitter.com/BhfJYSxTk4 — Alex (@AIex_rm) June 13, 2019 Real fan Alex, who filmed the clip, told the Press Association the chant had not been intended as a slight on Hazard. “We were waiting...

Eden Hazard aspires to be a ‘Galactico’ after completing Real Madrid switch

Eden Hazard believes he has the platform to try and become “the best player in the world” after signing a five-year deal with Real Madrid. The 28-year-old Belgium forward has completed his 150 million euro (£130million) move to the Spanish giants from Chelsea after passing a medical in Madrid on Thursday. Hazard last week revealed joining Real had been a dream of his since childhood and reiterated his desire to win many trophies with the underperforming Blancos, who finished third in LaLiga last season and made an early exit from the Champions League, before turning his focus to personal ambitions. Following a presentation ceremony and a ball-juggling show on the Bernabeu pitch in front of a rapturous 50,000-strong crowd of Real fans, he undertook his first official press conference. “I’m ...

Live Coverage: Eden Hazard unveiled as Real Madrid player

Eden Hazard will be unveiled by Real Madrid tonight as he completes his £130million move from Chelsea. The Belgian has passed his medical at a Madrid hospital. Thousands of fans will watch him appear on the Bernabeu pitch before he faces the media after 7pm local time (6pm BST). Follow the latest updates here. 5.50pm Cue the traditional shirtless picture complete with heart-monitor pads… Hazard has received the medical all-clear to complete his move. 👍 @hazardeden10 underwent his medical at the @sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital. #WelcomeHazard | #HalaMadrid | #ImpulsoSanitas pic.twitter.com/GjnLUX1y51 — Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) June 13, 2019 5.45pm Real Madrid are live streaming Hazard’s unveiling on their official website – https://www.realmadrid.com/ Images broadcaste...

Belgium’s Eden Hazard up there with the best – Scotland’s Kenny McLean

Hazard will move from Chelsea to Real Madrid for next season in a deal which reportedly could cost the Spanish side up to £130 million. Kenny McLean insists Eden Hazard is comparable with the best in the game as Scotland prepare to face star-studded Belgium in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday night. Hazard will move from Chelsea to Real Madrid for next season in a deal which could reportedly cost the Spanish side up to £130million. Steve Clarke’s side beat Cyprus 2-1 at Hampden Park on Saturday night to keep their chances of qualifying out of Group I alive but McLean accepts that the Red Devils will be a different proposition with Hazard up there alongside Portugal’s Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Argentina. Eden Hazard has completed the move to Real Madrid after winning the Europa League...

Sergio Ramos hails “world-class” Eden Hazard

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos reveals his delight with the club’s capture of Eden Hazard from Chelsea. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has branded Eden Hazard “a world-class player” with the Belgium international recently completing a move to the Bernabeu. Hazard has signed a five-year contract with Los Blancos, with the 28-year-old ending a long-running transfer saga by officially joining the Spanish giants. Ramos has called the attacker “a great signing” and the Spaniard is pleased that his club have further strengthened the squad after a disappointing 2018-19 campaign. “I think it’s a great signing. He is a world-class player. It is good to reinforce the squad,” Ramos told reporters. Hazard scored 21 goals and registered 17 assists in ...

Footballing family watches Eden become cream of the Hazard crop

Eden Hazard was born to be a footballer. His mother Carine played in Belgium’s Women’s First Division until she was three months pregnant with him, while his dad, a defender, continued an amateur career which took him as high as the third division with Louviere. Add in three younger brothers, all players, and as Hazard has noted they could put together a mean five-a-side team. Hazard scored two goals to help Chelsea win the Europa League in his final match (Bradley Collyer/PA) Thorgan, 26, signed for Borussia Dortmund from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach in a reported £30million deal last month; Kylian, 23, is at Cercle Brugge on loan from Chelsea; Ethan, 15, is with the same Tubize academy that Eden once played for. But Hazard’s footballing story started before Tubize. It start...

Real Madrid capture Chelsea star Eden Hazard on a five-year deal

Real Madrid have signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea on a five-year contract. The 28-year-old will be officially unveiled on Thursday, June 13, once he has undergone his medical. Madrid are understood to have struck a deal with Chelsea that could rise to a club-record transfer of £130million once all bonus payments come into play. 👉 #WelcomeHazard pic.twitter.com/6CvH9LHXSy — Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) June 7, 2019 “Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC have agreed to the transfer of the player Eden Hazard,” read a Madrid statement. “The player remains linked to the club during the next five seasons, until June 30, 2024. “Eden Hazard will be presented as a new player of Real Madrid on Thursday June 13 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, after passing the relevant medical examination.” Hazard become...

Eden Hazard’s Chelsea career in numbers

The Belgian has completed his move to Real Madrid. Real Madrid have signed Belgium forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea on a five-year contract. Here, Press Association Sport looks at Hazard’s Chelsea career in numbers. 109 – goals for Chelsea in all competitions. 85 – Premier League goals since his debut in 2012 – fourth in the top flight in that time, behind Sergio Aguero (139), Harry Kane (125) and Romelu Lukaku (113). Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 31 #PL goals for Chelsea this season (16 goals, 15 assists) Only Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have had a hand in more in a single campaign for the Blues pic.twitter.com/Awu5m7X0SW — Premier League (@premierleague) May 6, 2019 52 – he has added 51 assists in his 242 league appearances. 5 – major trophies for...

Real Madrid to double wages of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard?

Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to double the wages of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who is expected to move to the Bernabeu in the coming days. Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to hand Eden Hazard a contract worth £400,000 per week. Hazard has just ended his seventh campaign at Chelsea, but the winger is expected to end his long-term association with the Blues by making the switch to the Bernabeu. The two clubs have allegedly agreed on a fee – which could reach £130m with add-ons – and a move is expected to be finalised in the coming days. According to the London Evening Standard, Real have provided Hazard with a significant pay-rise, with the Belgian set to double his wage packet at the Spanish giants. The report suggests that Hazard will surpass Gareth Bale as the bigge...

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