Real Madrid Terminate Eden Hazard's Contract After Disastrous Transfer

Real Madrid Terminate Eden Hazard's Contract After Disastrous Transfer

Isaac Darko
updated at June 3, 2023 at 8:35 PM
In this article:
Eden Hazard logo
-FBelgium logo
Spanish La Liga logo
SPA La Liga
  • Eden Hazard will leave Real Madrid at the end of this month
  • The Belgian winger joined Real Madrid in 2019 from Chelsea
  • Eden Hazard failed to hit the heights expected of him at Real Madrid

Real Madrid have terminated Eden Hazard’s contract following a nightmare spell at the club.

Hazard was rated as one of the best wingers in the world at some point and was snapped up by Real Madrid in 2019 for a then British transfer record of £142m from Chelsea.

Despite having a five-year initial contract with Los Blancos that runs through 2024, the former Chelsea playmaker has struggled with injuries and poor form.

Eden Hazard, Real Madrid
Eden Hazard will leave Real Madrid at the end of this month, a year before his contract was due to expire. Credit: @espnfc
Source: Getty Images

And now Real Madrid have come to an agreement with Hazard, who will be released on June 30, as cited by Sports Bible.

In a statement posted on the club's website read:

“Real Madrid CF and Eden Hazard have reached an agreement whereby the player will be released from the club as of June 30, 2023.
“Real Madrid wants to express its affection for Eden Hazard and wishes him and his entire family the best of luck in this new stage.”

How Hazard fared at Madrid

During his time at Real Madrid, he scored seven goals in 76 appearances, 10 of which came in all competitions in the 2022/23 season, Sky Sports reported.

Among the trophies won at the club are two La Liga titles, one Champions League, one Copa Del Rey, Club World Cup, one European Super Cup, and two Spanish Super Cups.

Indeed, Hazard featured only six times in the league this term.

Hazard looks unhappy during celebrations

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey for the first time since 2014 after beating Osasuna in the final in Seville but Eden Hazard wasn’t too pleased.

After the blast of the final whistle, the playing body switched into a jubilant mood following their triumph and gleefully posed for a team photo on the podium.

But one player, Eden Hazard, did not seem happy, perhaps with himself, despite adding another title to his growing trophy cabinet during his stint with Madrid.

Hazard retires from international football

Eden Hazard is calling it quits on his international footballing career.

The Belgian attacker has been part of the national team setup for 15 years, Sports Brief reported.

Hazard made his debut when he was just 17 years old, in a friendly against Luxembourg.

Isaac Darko photo
Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)