It appears Real Madrid have another Gareth Bale-esque situation at the club ahead of the Welshman’s summer exit.
Bale is expected to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season when his contract expires.
It will bring an end to a legendary stint having won the FOUR Champions League titles, but also a tumultuous spell following his nightmare injury record and strained relationship with fans.
With the 32-year-old nearing the end of his Real career, reports suggest the Spanish giants have another star who’s turning into the ‘next Bale’.
According to Marca, Eden Hazard is hellbent on staying at the club and prove his worth to Carlo Ancelotti.
He’s contracted till the summer of 2024 having penned a five-year deal.
That’s despite the La Liga giants wanting to transfer the Belgium ace, with his move failing to work out.
Hazard moved from Chelsea to Real for an initial £89 million 2019, but he’s been unable to replicate his Premier League form in Spain’s top flight.
He’s only made 65 appearances in all competitions for the club after being blighted with numerous injuries.
This season, Hazard has made just seven league starts and has yet to score in a league match.
What’s more, Real are also eager to get him off their books so they can free up the forward’s massive £240,000-a-week contract.
The 31-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, with the likes of West Ham United and Newcastle United thought to be keen on offering him a route back to England.
But it seems like they won’t get their way, with Hazard intent on staying in Spain.