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.