Newcastle United are plotting an audacious move to bring Eden Hazard back to the Premier League, according to reports in Spain.
Real Madrid are said to be open to offers for the Belgian superstar as his time at the Bernabeu appears to be coming to an end.
The Magpies have ambitious plans for the summer transfer window as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of their return to European football next season.
Eddie Howe is eager to add experience and quality to his team, and Hazard would certainly fit the bill.
Hazard enjoyed the best years of his career at Chelsea, helping the Blues win two Premier League titles and a Europa League during his seven seasons at Stamford Bridge.
A big-money move to Real Madrid in 2019 was meant to be the fulfilment of a childhood dream, but injuries have hampered his time in the Spanish capital.
While Hazard may not be a long-term solution for any club at 31, he remains capable of performing at the highest level. His talent and pedigree would make him an exciting addition for Newcastle United as they plot their next phase.
A return to England and the Premier League, where he made his name, could also reinvigorate a player who still has so much to offer.
Real Madrid Open to Offers for Eden Hazard as Newcastle United Ponder Move
Real Madrid are open to letting Hazard leave this summer to free up space on their wage bill, according to reports. His current contract expires in 2024, but Los Blancos would likely accept a cut-price fee to move him on.
Newcastle may face competition for Hazard’s signature, with Arsenal and Burnley also recently linked, but the lure of European football and a fresh start on Tyneside could prove tempting.
Hazard has struggled for game time under Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu, suggesting his time at Real Madrid may already be over.
A sensational return to the Premier League with Newcastle would give Hazard the opportunity to remind everyone of his immense talent.
While not a long-term fix, his experience and quality could prove invaluable as the Magpies embark on their new chapter. The Belgian still has so much to offer, and St James’ Park may just be the place to reignite his career.