published: 2018-07-21 10:04:30
7 Things That Will Happen If Eden Hazard Joins Real Madrid
Following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid have been on the lookout for a marquee forward signing, with some of the best forwards being linked with a move to the Bernabeu. But the player with the strongest link so far has been Eden Hazard, who impressed one and all during Belgium’s World Cup campaign.
With that in mind, let us take a look at 7 things that will happen if Hazard does join Real this summer:
1. Chelsea In Trouble
As per reports, Hazard as well as goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois appear set to leave the Blues this summer. Not only will this deteriorate the Londoners’ squad quality massively, but Chelsea will also be left with a mere 20 days to find and sign replacements for two of their best players.
2. Insigne To Replace Hazard?
While no big names have been strongly linked with Chelsea on the goalkeeping front just yet, Maurizio Sarri could very well bring in Lorenzo Insigne from his former club Napoli to fill the boots vacated by Hazard.
3. Finally A Ballon D’Or?
Eden Hazard has been one of the most consistent candidates fighting for the mantle of the 3rd best footballer in the world behind Messi and Ronaldo, and joining a star-studded Real Madrid team could finally help him achieve not just that, but one better – He could end up replacing the two aforementioned juggernauts as the best player on the planet. Ballon d’Or incoming?
4. From No UCL To A Title Favourite
Having finished 5th in the league last season, Chelsea failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, which means if Hazard stays put in London, he will have to ply his trade in the Europa League. However, with a move to the reigning European champions, he will not only be back in the top continental competition, but will also join the title favourites to win the prize for the fourth year running. Some upgrade.
5. Bad News For Asensio
Sources have hinted at Real’s potential plan to use Marco Asensio as a makeweight in their bid to land Hazard, which could lead to the Spaniard moving to the Premier League. However, if the 22-year-old ends up staying at Real, the window of first-team opportunity that opened following Ronaldo’s departure will once again be shut tight by the arrival of the Belgian maestro.
6. Good News For Manchester United?
Gareth Bale, who appeared all set to depart from the Spanish capital at the end of last season, found a new ray of hope after the appointment of Julen Lopetegui. However, if Real end up signing Hazard nonetheless, the guarantee of a starting spot for the Welshman will effectively diminish, which could finally push him towards securing a switch to Manchester United.
7. An Official End To The Neymar Saga
While Neymar’s recent comments about staying put and winning titles with PSG have been a decent indication, Hazard’s transfer to Real Madrid will officially kill the chances of the Brazilian sensation becoming a Galactico for years to come.
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