Pulse.com.gh logo

La Liga Barcelona set to beat Real Madrid to Eden Hazard's signature

Barcelona have turned their attention Eden Hazard following a splendid performance at the World Cup

  • Published:
play Barcelona set to beat Real Madrid for Eden Hazard's signature

Barcelona have reportedly been told Eden Hazard wants to leave Chelsea this summer, with the Catalan giants making contact with his representatives with a view to signing the Belgium international.

According to Tomas Andreu of Sport, Hazard is Barca's main attacking target after they missed out on Antoine Griezmann, and he is interested in the prospect of making the switch to the Camp Nou.

The Blaugrana have the money to pay Hazard's transfer fee and his wages, with Paulinho's recent return Guangzhou Evergrande expected to boost the club's coffers significantly if the transfer is made permanent.

READ MORE: Here's how much Ronaldo will earn every minute at Juventus

Genuine progress on a deal to sign Hazard, 27, is unlikely to occur until Belgium finish their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign—they still have a third-place play-off against England on Saturday.

Chelsea's managerial situation also likely needs to be resolved before his sale could be sanctioned.

Antonio Conte is still in charge of the west London club but looks set to be imminently replaced by Maurizio Sarri, per Sky Italy (via Sky Sports' Kaveh Solhekol):

The Blues would be loath to let Hazard go, as he has arguably been their most vital player over the past few seasons.

However, given his calibre, Hazard may well be eager to make a move to a UEFA Champions League club that is likely to win major silverware.

La Liga champions Barcelona fit that bill perfectly. Chelsea do not.

They finished fifth in the Premier League last term, 30 points behind champions Manchester City, meaning they will play in the UEFA Europa League next season.

Per Andreu, one of the main obstacles to signing Hazard this summer could be competition from elsewhere, specifically Real Madrid, who need to make a marquee signing after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.


Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Photo Lionel Messi shows off new look ahead of Girona clashbullet
2 Battle for The GOAT K.P Boateng settles the Ronaldo vs Messi debatebullet
3 Golden Clash AshGold beat Kotoko in 5-goal thrillerbullet
4 Africa U-17 Nations Cup How injustice has cost the Black Starlets...bullet
5 Good In Bed!!! Stoke City striker Saido Berahino fathers three...bullet
6 The Best Hollywood actor of Ghanaian descent Idris Elba to...bullet
7 World Best Here is the reason why Messi and Ronaldo will not...bullet
8 Amazing!!! Stoke City’s Berahino fathers 3 different kids...bullet
9 The Long List All award winners of the Best FIFA galabullet
10 Ghanaian Players Abroad VAR denies Kwadwo Asamoah...bullet

Top Videos

1 Seedorf and Kluivert unveiled as the new Cameroon coachesbullet
2 Video Lionel Messi bags hat-trick on Champions League opening daybullet
3 Watch Kwadwo Asamoah's wonderful assist as Inter pip Atleticobullet
4 EA Sports FIFA 19 introduces 'No-Rule Mode' for more funbullet
5 Video Mohammed Salah wins FIFA Puskas awardbullet
6 Video Shatta Wale displays great football skills that would...bullet
7 Anas Aremeyaw Anas finally takes off beads on TVbullet
8 Video These words of Paul Pogba inspired France to World...bullet
9 Video Sulley Muntari cooks for wife Menayebullet
10 Video Kwadwo Asamoah speaks on injury worry ahead of...bullet