Eden Hazard has confirmed that he wants to see out the final year of his contract with Real Madrid despite being left on the bench for most of the season.
Speaking to Cadena Cope after Madrid’s 2-1 over Osasuna, Hazard said he hoped to play more but acknowledged that it would be difficult given the club’s hectic schedule. Despite being fit for the majority of the season, the former-Chelsea star has been an unused substitute on 37 occasions and featured just three times since the turn of the year.
Hazard insists that he sees a future for himself at the club and has a good relationship with staff and players. His determination to see out the final year of a disastrous five-year contract may not come as welcome news for a club looking to recruit young talent like Jude Bellingham.
Hazard’s remarkable lack of on-field action rather goes under the radar in Madrid. Despite being fit for the majority of the season, he has only played 331 minutes this season. His lack of playing time may be due to his injury history or his inability to perform at his best level