Hazard to cost Madrid 200m euros
Zinedine Zidane is reportedly keen for Real Madrid to sell Isco in the summer, and is a firm admirer of Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard.
The sale of Isco would be a step that would open the way for Real to sign Eden Hazard, who has been repeatedly linked with the club in recent years, all the more so given that Zidane is a known admirer of the Chelsea attacker – having recommended him to Los Merengues in 2010. Meanwhile, Hazard has on several occasions publicly said that he idolises the Frenchman.
One of the Premier League’s leading lights, Hazard has been among the few positives in a Blues team in freefall this season, with his 13 goals so far (Isco has seven) making him the English champions’ top scorer in 2017/18. The 27-year-old Belgian also has nine assists (compared to the Spaniard’s six), just one fewer than Willian, who is Chelsea’s leader in that department.
Hazard would cost more than 200m euros
Those are the figures of a player who, according to reports in the British media, would command a transfer fee of in excess of 200 million euros.
Frequently the victim of Zidane’s ill-disguised predilection for the ‘bbC’, Isco has long had to live off first-team scraps contingent on at least one of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale being absent.Despite that, ‘Zizou’ seemingly wants more from a player unable to shake off three unwanted tags: accidental starter, the first man taken off, substitute on the big nights.
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