Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has called on the club to secure a deal to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer to boost his side’s attack.
The 2018/19 season was a nightmare for the Los Blancos who finished 19 points behind league leaders Barcelona and also crashed out of the UEFA Champions League in embarrassing fashion.
Real Madrid replaced two managers in the course of the season. That’s how bad it was.
Therefore, big changes are expected at the Bernabeu this summer as Zidane who returned to Madrid towards the end of the 2018/19 season has been tasked with restoring the Los Blancos to their glory days.
Real Madrid already have an official deal for Porto defender Eder Militao in place, but the side’s attack appears to be the priority for Zidane. This is no surprise as Real Madrid struggled for goals last season.
The Los Blancos found the back of the net a meager 63 times in 38 league matches. This was their lowest goal haul in the last 5 years in which they’ve scored over 100 goals in 3 of their last 4 campaigns.
Therefore, there is the need to liven the attack and Zidane has identified Eden Hazard as the one who’ll lead the charge for the Los Blancos next season.
Chelsea are demanding around £100m for the Belgian playmaker and Zidane is insisting that the club pays up so that they can get their man this summer.
Hazard was yet again instrumental to Chelsea’s success in the 2018/19 season, scoring 19 goals and providing 16 assists in 51 games. The Blues face Arsenal in the Europa League final and Hazard will be eager to add to his goal tally at Chelsea.
Eden Hazard has the traits to pass for an ideal replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu after the Madrid hierarchy failed to replace the Portuguese following his move to Juventus last summer.