The end of the season means players will be saying goodbye to their current clubs to look for greener pastures elsewhere.
At Real Madrid, things are no different.
The Spanish giants are set to wave goodbye to Eden Hazard as the club has decided to terminate the players contract.
Los Blancos released a statement notifying of their decision.
“Real Madrid Football Club and Eden Hazard have reached an agreement whereby the player will leave the club as of 30 June 2023,” the statement read.
Hazard still had a year remaining on his current deal.
This brings an end to a transfer that looked so promising in the beginning only to fall apart rather quickly due to injuries.
Real Madrid signed Hazard from Chelsea back in 2019 for a fee of €100 million.
At the time, Hazard had been tearing it up in the Premier League and many expected the Belgian to continue that pace with Real Madrid in LaLiga.
But, as mentioned, injuries derailed his tenure from the beginning as he suffered an ankle fracture in his season that required surgery. He was never the same after that with fitness issues being a point of contention.
The emergence of Vinicius Jr. also saw Hazard lose his preferred place on the pitch and with the Brazilian only getting better, Hazard saw his playing time significantly diminish.
Hazard would get some playing time in the early round of the Copa del Rey but other than that, he was not to the liking of Carlo Ancelotti. Even when he was played in league matches, he looked a shell of his former self and had nowhere near the impact he had at Chelsea.
Having already retired from international duties with Belgium, it remains to be seen if any team in Europe’s top leagues will take a chance on him or if the 32-year-old will have to look at a league like MLS or perhaps a return back to his home league in Belgium.