Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has received transfer links to former club Chelsea – and some Madrid fans on Twitter claim selling him would be the right thing to do.

ESPN reports that the Blues have been “sounded out” by Spanish giants Madrid over their possible intrigue in signing Hazard next year.

It is understood Chelsea and Newcastle are among the Premier League clubs to have been approached by Madrid about the possibility of taking the 30-year-old off their hands in January.

For now, it’s unclear on what kind of interest there is from anyone in taking him back to English football.

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Real Madrid fans want Hazard gone

A selection of Madrid supporters on social media agree that they should offload Hazard at the next available opportunity. 

Unfortunately, it’s not worked out for the Belgian since he left Chelsea in 2019 to chase his dreams in La Liga. Injuries, along with inconsistent form, has plagued his time at the Bernabeu so far.

His reputation has taken a battering in the last couple of years, with many believing the player that scored 85 Premier League goals in his career is long gone. Incidentally, all of his success in England has been with Chelsea, so it would be strange to see him at a Premier League rival. 

 

Hazard has scored only five goals in 52 appearances for Los Blancos, which is why you can’t really blame some Madrid fans wanting him pushed through the exit doors:

Do Blues need him?

In fairness, Chelsea fans wanting Hazard back are most likely thinking with their hearts rather than their heads. 

He was a magician left-winger that used to torment defences in England and was the best player in the Premier League for a period of time.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad is currently stacked with attackers such as Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Hudson-Odoi was even compared to Hazard by some Chelsea supporters this week.

However, the romantic side of bringing Hazard back is one plenty of fans will want the club to at least explore. 

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