Real Madrid ‘accept €50m Newcastle United bid for Eden Hazard’

Real Madrid ‘accept €50m Newcastle United bid for Eden Hazard’

Real Madrid have reportedly accepted a €50m (£41.7m) bid from Newcastle United for Eden Hazard; however, the winger has turned down a move to St James’ Park.
The 31-year-old has been linked with a departure from the Santiago Bernabeu, due to his underwhelming spell in the Spanish capital, which has seen him fall down the pecking order behind Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Marco Asensio.

Los Blancos are believed to be prepared to let as many as six first-team players leave the club in January and Hazard is one name they are willing to negotiate offers for.

According to El Nacional, Newcastle have lodged an initial €40m (£33.3m) bid with a further €10m (£8.3m) in add-ons, which has been accepted by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

However, Hazard has no intention of leaving the club in the winter window or joining the Magpies, and is prepared to see out the rest of his contract which runs until June 2024.

The report adds that the Belgium international would only consider an exit if he were to return to Chelsea, where he spent seven years between 2012 and 2019.

Hazard has made a total of 59 appearances for Real Madrid across all competitions, scoring only five times and registering 10 assists.