By Godson Ikiebey-
ESPN FC reports that Chelsea star Eden Hazard is set to sign for Real Madrid after Chelsea accepted an offer of £88.5 million plus significant add-ons that could take the deal to the £130m mark.
According to the report, though the initial fee for Hazard is significantly below Chelsea’s original £130m asking price, it is understood that when realistic bonuses and additional payments are factored in, the value of Madrid’s offer will reach that figure.
Madrid’s chief executive Jose Angel Sanchez travelled to London at the start of this week in the hope of getting a deal for Hazard completed, and both clubs reached the outline of an agreement on Thursday morning, June 6, 2019.
Zinedine Zidane, head coach of Madrid had made signing Hazard a priority as he revamps his squad after a disappointing season, with Chelsea having resigned themselves to selling their star player before he entered the final year of his contract.
Hazard will leave Chelsea after 110 goals and 81 assists in 352 appearances in all competitions, with two Premier League titles among six major trophies won in his seven seasons at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian inspired Chelsea to a 4:1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final on his farewell appearance, scoring twice and setting up a goal for Pedro.
Hazard’s move to Madrid sees him reunited with former Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois, who left Stamford Bridge in a £35m deal last summer.