Real Madrid forward, Eden Hazard has opened up on his intention to see out the remainder of his contract at Real Madrid ruling out any intended moves in the summer with his contract set to expire at the end of next season.
Hazard’s time with the Spanish team has been plagued with injuries and he has not been able to make the desired impact since his record-breaking transfer from Chelsea four years ago.
The £400,000-per-week Belgian international who joined from Chelsea in 2019, has struggled to keep fitness while playing only 337 minutes this season. However, Hazard remains committed to proving himself at Real Madrid and seeing out the last year of his contract with the team.
Speaking to Cadena Cope after Los Blancos’ 2-1 Copa Del Rey victory over Osasuna, he spoke about his plans for the future:
“I hope to play. It’s been a difficult year but it’s a year with a very big club.”
“I have a good relationship with the coach and the players. I want to play but I know that’s very difficult. I just have to work and hope I can play more.”
“I would like to stay. I have always said it”.
“People have doubts, it’s normal. I understand it really good. But for me, I’m still here next year. You never know, but a transfer is not in the plan”.
“What can make me change my mind? I don’t know. All I think about is playing. That’s why I don’t even think about leaving. Deep down, I think: ‘I can contribute something”.
At this point of time, it is almost impossible to imagine that Hazard will establish himself as a first-team starter at Real Madrid in the future. And with the number of injuries that he has had to deal with, it just does not feel like he is capable of producing his best form ever again.
Thus, it remains to be seen what the long-term future holds for Hazard. But at the moment, it appears that he is planning to stay on at Santiago Bernabeu and let his contract run out.