Real Madrid announced they’ve agreed on a deal to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer. The Spanish giants will pay the Blues an initial £88million for the 28-year-old, though the fee will rise to a total of £130million after add-ons.
Hazard has been a key player for Chelsea this season, scoring 21 goals and picking up 17 assists for Maurizio Sarri’s side last season and guiding them to Europa League glory.
Chelsea are now busy preparing for life after Hazard. A transfer ban is currently imposed on Chelsea, meaning the Blues are unable to sign any new player for the next two windows. The club are appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after FIFA rejected their case.
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Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic in January but loaned him straight back to Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Now the 20-year-old will hope to make an impact and slot straight into Hazard’s shoe on the left of the Chelsea attack. The American will need to improve on a record of just six goals and four assists in 28 domestic appearances this campaign if he wants to nail down a spot permanently.