By 90Min
June 07, 2019

Real Madrid have completed the signing of winger Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a reported fee of around £88.5m, rising to £130m in add ons.

The Belgian has been linked with Los Blancos for what feels like an eternity, and he said his goodbyes to Blues fans after guiding them to Europa League glory against rivals Arsenal, confirming he was eager for a switch to Real to be sealed as soon as possible.

It may have taken a bit longer than he had hoped, but Real have now taken to their official website to confirm that they have reached a deal with Chelsea to bring Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu.

They said in a statement on Friday night: "Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC have agreed to the transfer of the player Eden Hazard. The player remains linked to the club during the next five seasons, until June 30, 2024. 


"Eden Hazard will be presented as a new player of Real Madrid on Thursday June 13 at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, after passing the relevant medical examination."

Hazard has long flirted with Real and has rarely shied away from his love for both the club and manager Zinedine Zidane, and his move to the club had been widely expected for months.

Chelsea fought to keep him for as long as possible but, with the Belgian set to enter the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, the Blues were left with no choice but to accept his departure this summer, rather than lose such a valuable asset for free at the end of next season.

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He becomes Los Blancos' fourth arrival of the summer, following Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao and Luka Jovic, who sealed his own big-money move to the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

With Real enduring a challenging campaign last season, they were expected to spend heavily to try and bounce back in emphatic fashion, and they have certainly done just that by signing Hazard.

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Last season, the 28-year-old managed 21 goals and 17 assists in all competitions for Chelsea, further cementing his place as one of Europe's finest forwards. 

In Madrid, he will compete with the likes of Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio for a spot on the left-side of Real's forward line.

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