Eden Hazard might be able to deliver his stellar soccer profession to an finish after hinting that the time has come to ‘take pleasure in life’. The previous Belgian worldwide loved a massively profitable spell with Chelsea earlier than becoming a member of Spanish giants Real Madrid for a reported £85.8m (€100m) switch payment in the summertime of 2019.
However the high-profile transfer didn’t end up as Hazard had anticipated. Blighted by accidents and health points, he solely made 76 appearances for Los Blancos and couldn’t repeat the shape that earned him the PFA Gamers’ Participant of the Yr award in 2014-15.
After mutual settlement was reached with the La Liga outfit, Hazard left the Bernabeu in the summertime, a yr earlier than his contract was attributable to expire.
Spanish publication AS fanned the flames of hypothesis across the Glasgow membership by claiming that the winger had affords on the desk from “United States, Saudi Arabia, England, Spain, France and even Scotland”.
However a brand new documentary in regards to the Belgian nationwide crew that includes Hazard, means that the 32-year-old might be about to name it a day.
In a clip of the manufacturing ‘Imagine’, Hazard stated: “Little by little it’s time to take pleasure in life with my household and buddies, consuming a couple of Jupiler beers.”
Nonetheless with out a membership, regardless of quite a few affords, all indicators are pointing to Hazard probably being prepared to hold up his boots.
The suggestion is backed up by switch guru Fabrizio Romano, who insists that there’s a ‘concrete’ likelihood of Hazard retiring this yr.
The Italian reporter additionally shut down the thought of Hazard returning to Chelsea, the place he received two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, the FA Cup and the League Cup throughout a seven-year stint.
Talking in an interview with CaughtOffside, Romano stated: “There’s so much being speculated about Eden Hazard, who stays a free agent, however in the intervening time I’m not conscious of something concrete.
“There are a whole lot of rumours, however nothing superior, as a result of in the intervening time Hazard remains to be discussing along with his household and people near him about retirement.
“Retirement for Hazard is a concrete chance, but it surely’s not a closing choice but, and I feel once we speak about an enormous choice like this for an essential participant like Hazard, I wish to be respectful. It’s the participant who has to resolve and talk, not for me or different journalists generally.
“For certain he’s contemplating retirement, however let’s see what he’ll resolve, and I can say that every one the rumours about Belgian golf equipment, or a return to Chelsea or different golf equipment, none of this was concrete or true.”