Eden Hazard to Real Madrid: a transfer almost 10 years in the making | Sid Lowe

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Zinedine Zidane recognized the Belgian in 2010. Lastly he has his man and Hazard will begin regardless of hefty competitors

“I might take Eden Hazard with my eyes closed.” Zinedine Zidane’s phrases usually are not from this week or final. They don't seem to be from final yr, the yr earlier than and even the yr earlier than that. Actual Madrid’s supervisor stated that in April 2010, virtually a decade in the past, when the Frenchman was nearly to return to the Bernabéu as presidential adviser and Hazard was 19 and enjoying for Lille. He was additionally, Zidane stated, “the star of the longer term”. Now, aged 28, he is Madrid’s present, not simply their newest galáctico however their first for 5 years. He has been a very long time coming.

That is the chronicle of a signing foretold, one during which each side have been open about their mutual attraction. There's an honesty about the best way Hazard has spoken and a sure loyalty too – not simply to Madrid or to Zidane however to Chelsea. He made no secret of his want to go and, though his public pronouncements might not all the time have happy, they have been invariably framed with respect, a promise to do issues the fitting method and a willingness to remain. He didn't insurgent, as Madrid would have appreciated, and that's partly why it has taken so lengthy. As an alternative he embraced his dedication to Chelsea, insisting they might determine. After which he waited.

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