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Top five clubs Eden Hazard can join after leaving Real Madrid


June 5 2023
Eden Hazard

The Belgians’ Real Madrid chapter come to a close, but the next chapter is yet to be written

Real Madrid have officially confirmed the departure of several key players, including Eden Hazard, who will be leaving the club this summer. Despite having one year left on his contract, Hazard and Real Madrid have mutually agreed to part ways. During his four seasons at the club, Hazard contributed to winning eight titles, including the Champions League, Club World Cup, and two LaLiga titles.

However, Eden Hazard’s time at Real Madrid did not go as expected, as he struggled with injuries and failed to reach his previous highs. The winger came with a hefty transfer fee of over €100 million from Chelsea. And has seemingly failed to live up to that billing. In short, 4 goals from 54 league games sums up the four-year story of Real Madrid’s number 7.With Eden Hazard set to be a free agent, speculations have grown regarding his potential next destination. In this article, we will explore the top five clubs that Hazard could join after leaving Real Madrid.

Vancouver Whitecaps

According to reports, the Vancouver Whitecaps have expressed interest in signing Eden Hazard. The MLS club have approached Hazard and his representatives to discuss a potential transfer this summer. Despite previous unsuccessful attempts from another MLS club, the Montreal Impact, the slower pace and less competitive nature of MLS football could provide Hazard with an opportunity to reignite his career and become a fan favorite, much like Gareth Bale’s experience in the league.

Al Hilal

French outlet Foot Mercato previously reported that Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal was interested in signing Hazard. Although Eden Hazard initially intended to see out his contract at Real Madrid, he will now be a free agent and could be tempted by the surge of Saudi football. Joining Al Hilal would also provide him with the chance to compete against Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for their rival club Al Nassr, making for an intriguing storyline.


Another potential destination for Hazard is Fenerbahce, a Turkish club known for signing former Premier League players. Fenerbahce has shown a willingness to take chances on players who have struggled in Europe, such as Mesut Ozil and Dele Alli. In fact, former Fenerbahce chief Hasan Cetinkaya claims that Eden Hazard once personally told him he would play for the club in the future. This move could provide Hazard with a fresh start in a less competitive league while fulfilling a promise he made to an old friend.


If Hazard joins Arsenal it might break hearts in the other Blue part of London. Chelsea fans might never forgive him. But it’s not gonna be as bad as a Luis Figo direct switch from Barcelona to Real Madrid. And if Chelsea don’t show signs of interest, the Belgian might be tempted to put on the red shirt in his second stint in London.When the Mykhailo Mudryk deal fell through, Arteta swiftly moved for Leandro Trossard from Brighton. Mikel Arteta has already shown that if the deal is reasonable, he will force his hand through. And signing Hazard will only cost his wages.

Arsenal were 248 days at the top of the Premier League table and still managed to finish second to Manchester City. Having given away the title in much disgrace to The Sky Blues. Arsenal wouldn’t mind adding depth to their firepower, as they will be going all out for league title again in the 2023-24 season.


Rumours of Eden Hazard returning to Chelsea have been a common theme since 2019. The Belgian is still highly regarded by Chelsea fans, and he has spoken positively about the club in the past. Although The Blues went through a massive squad overhaul, they still finished 12th in the Premier League table.

Hazard is a tested water for the London club, and chairperson Todd Boehly might bring him back to Stamford Bridge to reignite the fire in his squad. Previously, Eden Hazard played 352 games for Chelsea, netting 110 goals and providing 92 assists.

As Eden Hazard prepares to leave Real Madrid on June 30, the footballing world eagerly awaits his next move. Whether he opts for a fresh challenge in MLS, a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia, a return to the Premier League, or even a reunion with Chelsea, Hazard’s choice will undoubtedly generate excitement and anticipation among fans. Regardless of where he ends up, there is no denying the talent and potential he possesses, and many will be hoping to see him regain his best form and make a significant impact at his next club.

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