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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid sign Eden Hazard

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It’s finally official.

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Belgian winger Eden Hazard, the club announced today.

Hazard will be unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu on June 13th and will sign a five-year contract with the club.

Real Madrid will be paying around €100 million for the Belgian star. His contract with Chelsea was going to expire next season and Los Blancos were able to secure a reasonable transfer fee while the London-based club also got something in return for a player who was going to leave as a free agent in just 12 months, so this should be a satisfying deal for all three parts involved.

Hazard will be expected to lead Real Madrid’s offensive line next year. Coach Zinedine Zidane has always been a fan of his game and it will be interesting to see what he has in store for the winger. On paper, Hazard should be very comfortable playing alongside Karim Benzema.