Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has been discussing the possibility of moving to the MLS.
The former Chelsea star joined Real Madrid in 2019 but despite being signed for an eye-watering £103.5m, the Belgium international has struggled to live up to his sky-high price tag.
Riddled with injuries and falling short of full fitness, the 31-year-old has been one of Los Blancos’ biggest conundrums, as Postlajme.net reports.
Having featured in 66 games, in all competitions, and scoring just six goals, Hazard is facing a massive campaign.
Failure to grab his final chance with both hands could see him cut loose before his contract comes to an end in 2024.
However, irrespective of the magnitude of the task ahead for the winger, he still has ambitions to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Although unlikely to leave Real Madrid this summer, Hazard has still been asked about the possibility of moving to America’s top flight.
Speaking to ESPN recently, the 31-year-old didn’t completely rule out a future MLS transfer but was adamant his focus remains on La Liga.
“I don’t think about that much now, I’m just focused,” Hazard said.
“It’s been three years [which have been] hard for me, so I’m just focused on this season. I still have a contract after two more years, and then we’ll see. In two years I’m going to be 33, so let’s see what can happen.”
When pressed for an answer, Real Madrid’s number seven said: “I want to show people that I can play in this club.
“It’s been a few seasons that I was not playing that much, so for me… I just want to show what I can do on the pitch – that’s my only target.”
However, Eden Hazard has told ESPN that he is not thinking about a move to Major League Soccer for now as he vowed to prove himself at Real Madrid this season. Hazard has experienced torrid luck with injuries since he joined Madrid from Chelsea three years ago, making just 66 appearances and scoring six goals since then.