Chelsea hero Eden Hazard backed for Premier League return amid Real Madrid transfer decision

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Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has suggested that Eden Hazard would ‘love’ to work under Eddie Howe amid links with Newcastle United.

The Belgium international has long been linked with a move back to the Premier League over recent years, having really struggled to hit the heights expected of him at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Chelsea’s name has of course been mentioned in relation to their former player, whilst Newcastle United have potentially emerged as suitors in recent weeks following their big-money takeover by PIF.

It remains quite to be seen whether the Magpies indeed make an attempt to take Hazard to St James’ Park at some point in the future but Wilshere is convinced that he would relish the opportunity of working under Eddie Howe after the former Bournemouth man was announced on Monday.

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Speaking to talkSPORT, the ex-Arsenal midfielder said: “Eden Hazard is another level, but I think Eden would love playing for a manager like Eddie Howe [at Newcastle]. He’s the type of manager you want to play for.”

Following considerable frustration in Madrid since his big-money move from Chelsea in 2019, Hazard has only gone on to make 54 appearances for the club and scored just five goals in all competitions.

It has previously been reported by Marca that Hazard’s fate with the Spanish giants has already been sealed having played just 12 minutes in each of their last three games combined, with Brazilian starlet Vinicius Jr having been preferred by Carlo Ancelotti.

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The now 30-year-old has two-and-a-half years left to run on his current contract with Real Madrid.

Despite having previously been linked with Chelsea, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel refused to get drawn into transfer talk, but did admit his admiration for the former Lille man.

Speaking earlier this year, the German said: “He is a top-quality player and a key player for many years at this club and this league, the hardest in the world.

“So consistent. I have the biggest respect for him. He is a big player, we have many people here who know him well.

“He was a key player for this club now he plays for Real Madrid.”

Source by Football London

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