Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard is on the verge of completing his Stamford Bridge exit with the player poised to join Real Madrid according to reports by BBC Sport.
The 28-year-old Belgian international star hinted that he had played his last game for The Blues after last week’s 4-1 UEFA Europa League final victory over Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal in Baku, Azerbaijan.
It has now been reported that Spanish giants Real Madrid have submitted an initial transfer offer of £88 million for Hazard and a deal is expected to be concluded in the coming days with the forward certain to now leave The Bridge.
Following a successful seven-year spell with French club Lille, Hazard joined Chelsea in summer 2012 in a deal reportedly worth £32 million. The player became an instant hit in South West London with Hazard making 62 appearances in his first season as a Chelsea player in which he scored 13 goals. The attacker ended the campaign with a UEFA Europa League winners’ medal, although injury ruled him out of the final.
Hazard has been voted the Chelsea Player of the Year four times and he will leave the club with 110 goals to his name including two in last week’s UEFA Europa League final victory over Arsenal.
Blues boss Sarri will face a huge task in trying to replace the Belgian this summer with Hazard being one of the world’s greatest players.