Real Madrid FC and Eden Hazard have reached an agreement under which the player will part ways with the club from June 30, 2023, the club said in a statement. Real Madrid wants to express its affection for Eden Hazard and wishes him and his entire family the best of luck in this new phase.
Hazard won a number of trophies during his time at Real Madrid, including the Champions League and two La Liga titles. He played only 392 minutes in the 2022-23 season and hasn’t played a single 90-minute game for the team since December 2021, and that lack of playing time has affected his form for club and country. He had a very unsuccessful World Cup in Qatar with the Belgian national team, dropping out at the pool stage, and made the decision to retire from international soccer after the tournament.
Hazard moved to Real Madrid from Chelsea for a club record £88.5 million ($110 million) and a weekly salary of £400,000, making him one of the team’s highest paid players. Eliminating the midfielder from next season’s payroll will allow Real Madrid to find a new striker, and coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he expects several new players to arrive.
Ancelotti also rejected the possibility of striker Karim Benzema leaving the club. The lineup for next season, in general, will be different because many contracts are ending, obviously there are contracts that are ending, and there will be different players. But it (the lineup) will be very competitive. He’s ready to play tomorrow (against Athletic), he’s got one year left on his contract. We don’t have any doubts about that, he told reporters Saturday.
Real also confirmed the departure of attacking midfielder Marco Asensio and striker Mariano Diaz