Real Madrid:Eden Hazard transfer hinges on Vinicius Junior and Gareth Bale future
28 March 2019 12:16 GMT
Real Madrid have been rumored to be wanting the services of Eden Hazard with the player left with one year in his contract however does that hinder the progress so far of Vinicius Junior currently the most pivotal player following the Los Blancos dismal season.
Vinicius Junior has been the bright spot in an underwhelming season that has seen the Champions League defending champions lose out in a week in all competitions with Barcelona knocking them out of the Copa Del Rey and the LaLiga Santander and losing out against Ajax in the champions league.
Under Santiago Solari, Vinicius was the go-to man in a squad featuring Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio and Isco who seemed frozen out of the squad as the team struggled in the creative department.
Following the South American championship, Real decided to launch a €45million to secure his signature for the next Neymar showcasing his speed to the pace and physicality terrifying defenders and hitting the back of the net.
TeammateThibaut Courtois told reporters after the Alaves 3-0 win in La Liga ironically:
“Yes he does remind me of someone: Eden Hazard. He has so much self-confidence and belief at his age, and he plays boldly and without fear.”
Zidane’s return has also brought about a change in approach with new recruits in the summer with Chelsea star Hazard openly flirting with the French manager’s side
Asked by France Football if a move to Real would please him, Hazard said: Why not? You know it very well. You’re asking the question, but you know what the answer will be so you don’t have to ask it.”
Real Madrid have an abundance of wingers with favorite Lucas Vazquez, Gareth Bale Asensio, Vinicius and adding Chelsea Hazard seems an overload with Rodrygo also set to join in the near future meaning someone has to leave or Hazard dream move will not materialize.
With Vinicius seen as the future clearly, he wouldn’t be sacrificed meaning either a loan move or the Brazilian 18 year old will stay with the team as he continues to grow following six-month bedding in and performances.
The obvious one to be let go will be Gareth Bale with the Welsh player failing to stamp his authority after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo but will be a challenge with his injury record, wage package and transfer fee all looking to block his move with his relationship with Zidane also in question.
“He wants to play all his career for Real Madrid and if it does not work out, we will talk again,” said Bennett on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.
“He will talk with Mr [Zinedine] Zidane, take it from there and then see at the end of the season.”
Furthermore, his relationship with the teammates and the Madrid fans has also been fraught with friction and Bale’s agent has said the Welshman has no plans to leave Real Madrid and even wants to retire at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 29-year-old also doesn’t seem to be much more popular with his team-mates, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois recently criticized him publicly.
In the end one of the players will have their dream cut short with the overall number of players for two positions seemingly making no sense and there must be a going out for a coming in with the future of Vinicius Junior, Bale and Hazard linked.