A year ago today, Eden Hazard showed why Real Madrid was willing to break the bank to sign him and also why Chelsea miss him so much.
This time last year, Eden Hazard had a brand new contract offer on the table at Stamford Brdige. Chelsea were keen to tie down their talisman to a new long term deal.
However, that signature never came and in the summer of 2019, the Belgian forward made a 100 million Euro move to Real Madrid.
Hazard was heralded as the heir apparent to the throne vacated at the Santiago Bernabeu by Cristiano Ronaldo. If not for the goals, for his footballing genius that we had grown accustomed to seeing in the Premier League.
Unfortunately, neither the goals or the magic came with him to La Liga.
By the player’s own admission this season has not gone to plan. A series of injuries have not helped him settle down in Spain, and the hope is that next year the real Eden Hazard will stand up and be counted.
So for those Chelsea fans missing Eden Hazard, and the Real Madrid fans who are scratching their heads wondering what all the fuss was about.
Check out this goal from one year ago today!