Thomas Tuchel has already issued his honest verdict on Real Madrid and Belgium wide man Eden Hazard, with Chelsea being linked with their former attacker once again.
According to a report from ESPN, the Blues are one of “several Premier League clubs” who have been ‘sounded out over their interest’ in bringing the 30-year-old attacker back to England. The winger is now valued at just £22.5million on Transfermarkt.
Hazard represented Chelsea from 2012 until 2019, where he then moved to Los Blancos for over £100million, but things at the Santiago Bernabeu have not worked out thus far for the Belgium international.
The former Chelsea star has struggled with injury problems throughout his two-year spell in Madrid, which has seen him make just him make just 38 appearances in La Liga in just over two seasons with the club.
Hazard came up against the Blues last season in the Champions League and fuelled rumours over a return to Stamford Bridge, when the Belgian was pictured smiling with his former team-mates after Chelsea beat Real Madrid to reach the final of the European competition.
Before the clash, Tuchel, when asked about Hazard and his future in the Spanish capital, lauded the talents of the winger.
“He is a top quality player and a key player for many years at this club and this league, the hardest in the world,” Tuchel said last season.
“So consistent. I have the biggest respect for him. He is a big player, we have many people here who know him well. He was a key player for this club now he plays for Real Madrid.”
Following Hazard smiling with his former team-mates back towards the end of last season, the Real Madrid man apologised to the club’s supporters on social media.
He wrote: “I am sorry. I have read lots of opinions about me today and it was not my intention to offend the Real Madrid fans.
“It has always been my dream to play for Real Madrid and I came here to win. The season is not over and together we must now battle for La Liga! Hala Madrid.”
In just under 250 appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League, Hazard scored 85 goals and provided 61 assists for his team-mates along the way, leaving the club as one of the best wingers in world football.
Source by: Football London