Belgian forward Eden Hazard has joined Spanish giants Real Madrid from Chelsea on a five-year deal subject to passing a medical.
Hazard move to Real Madrid is worth €100 million and signed a contract that expires in June 2024, the La Liga club confirmed.
Hazard won two Premier League titles and two Europa League trophies as well as an EFL Cup and FA Cup during his seven-year stint at Chelsea.
The 28-year-old joins Madrid as part of a squad overhaul by Zinedine Zidane that has already seen him acquire Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao and Luka Jovic .
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia was full of praise for the departing Chelsea star.
“Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.’’
“The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously.’’ She said.
“He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with. We look forward to welcoming him back to Stamford Bridge in the future.”
Los Blancos have confirmed Hazard will be presented as a Madrid player on Thursday, June 13.