Eden Hazard’s transfer to Real Madrid may not have gone as planned, but his son Leo Hazard’s impressive performance in the club’s youth set-up is attracting attention.
Eden Hazard’s time at Real Madrid might not have gone according to plan, but his son’s legacy at the club could be the one to watch out for. The Belgian forward’s transfer to Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019 for a reported €100 million was a natural fit, but unfortunately, things did not go as planned due to injuries and form issues. The 32-year-old’s value has dropped to just €5 million, with his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu having over a year to run.
However, there might still be some hope for the forward. In his first La Liga appearance in over 200 days, he created four chances and had an assist in just 25 minutes of play, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side thrashed Real Valladolid 6-0. It was a promising sign of his potential resurgence.
But the real excitement comes from his son, Leo Hazard, who plays in Real Madrid’s youth set-up. In a game against Granada, the young Belgian hit a stunning goal that his dad would have been proud to score. It’s quite a name for the young Hazard to live up to, as he shares a name with the greatest player of all time, Lionel Messi.
In 2019, Eden Hazard revealed that his son was a big fan of Messi, along with the rest of his family. However, with Messi’s potential return to Barcelona, he might not be admitting it to his teammates anytime soon.
It’s not just the Hazards who are making waves in Madrid. Antoine Griezmann, the Spanish forward, is busy celebrating the birthdays of all three of his children, born on April 8th in 2016, 2019, and 2021. It’s an unbelievable coincidence, and it’s safe to say that the Griezmann household is buzzing with excitement.
While Eden Hazard’s time at Real Madrid might not have gone as planned, there’s still hope for his son to make a name for himself at the club. It’s exciting to see what the future holds for Leo Hazard and the other young players in Real Madrid’s youth set-up. Who knows, we might just see the next Messi or Ronaldo emerge from their ranks.