Newcastle United are reportedly considering opening talks to sign Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard.
The Belgium international, now 32 years old, has struggled at Real Madrid since he moved from Chelsea in 2019 in a deal worth an eye-watering $143m.
Fitness issues and a string of injuries have prevented the experienced winger from featuring regularly for Los Blancos, and with his contract set to expire next year, this summer could be Carlo Ancelotti’s last chance of securing a transfer fee in exchange for his number seven.
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And according to European outlet Fichajes, one club interested in bringing the former Chelsea attacker back to the Premier League is Eddie Howe’s Newcastle.
Considering opening talks to sign the two-time Premier League winner ‘soon’, Howe’s Magpies are believed to be frontrunners in the race to offer Hazard an escape from his Santiago Bernabeu nightmare.
During his four years in the Spanish capital, Hazard, who has represented Belgium 126 times, has managed just seven goals in 75 games in all competitions.
Hazard isn’t the only wide-attacker from La Liga Newcastle are being linked with though. Other reports have suggested Barcelona’s Raphinha is another option for the Premier League outfit.