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Chelsea Football Club has confirmed that the club and Real Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of Eden Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The deal is believed to be worth £88m but could potentially rise to £130million due to add-ons.
Hazard is believed to have accepted a salary of £400k-a-week, double of the £200k-a-week wages he was taking at Chelsea, in a five-year deal to make him one of the best paid players at the Bernabeu.
Chelsea and Real Madrid have both confirmed that an agreement has been reached, and Hazard is all set to be a Real Madrid player with his jersey already in stores in Madrid.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said of the deal: “Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.
“The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously. He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with. We look forward to welcoming him back to Stamford Bridge in the future.”
Hazard leaves Chelsea after seven years at the club. The Belgian leaves Stamford Bridge as a fan favourite and will forever have a special place in the hearts of Chelsea fans. He played 352 games for the club, the 23rd highest total in our history, and scored 110 goals, the ninth most.
Farewell Eden Hazard.