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Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

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Noah Ferguson | 11 July, 2018, 01:34

Hazard is yet to sign a new contract with Chelsea as he is still at the World Cup with Belgium in Russian Federation, where he has played a starring role in their run to the semi-finals.

Two years later Hazard made his professional debut in Ligue 1 and went on to become French football's brightest talent, twice winning the league's player of the year prize and leading Lille to a Ligue 1 and Cup double in 2010-11.

With the FIFA World Cup going on, we are getting to see the best of Eden Hazard at the grand tournament but will he be able to replicate the same form when he returns to Chelsea.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reportedly already decided which player he wants to wear the club's iconic number seven shirt after Cristiano Ronaldo's increasingly likely departure to Juventus, with Chelsea star Eden Hazard top of his wishlist.

The multiple Ballon d'Or victor made noises to the effect that he may leave Real Madrid after nine years, following their third successive Champions League win in May.

In outshining Brazil's Neymar in the last eight, Hazard may have put himself in the shop window.

But as far as World Cup performances go, Neymar's two goals and two assists in Russian Federation pale in comparison to that of Golden Boot favourite, Harry Kane.

Twenty years on, he's just two games away from matching Zidane's feat. Belgium defeated France in their last meeting during 2015 global friendly, Red Devils won 4-3 in that encounter.

Speaking to beIN Sports, Hazard said, "Does Real make me dream less without Zidane?".

"Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey (of Madrid) is unique, but the blue sweater (of Chelsea) suits me well, so it does not bother me if I stay".

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