Eden Hazard Unveiled at Bernabeu After Sealing Real Madrid Switch From Chelsea

Eden Hazard has been presented? as a Real Madrid player at the Bernabeu following his move from Premier League side Chelsea.

The forward had to wait for his official unveiling after featuring for Belgium in Euro 2020 qualification fixtures, with the transfer being finalised earlier in June.

Huge crowds were seen queuing up outside the Bernabeu earlier on Thursday before Hazard trotted out on to the Bernabeu turf to greet his new fans.

Real also ?confirmed Hazard completed his medical La Moraleja University Hospital before his unveiling. He held a numberless Madrid shirt alongside Florentino Perez while addressing the media.

Perez said, as quoted by ?Marca: “This is something that I’ve wanted to do for some time. Today we welcome one of the best players in the world. You fulfil one of your dreams, people want to enjoy your talent and creativity.

“This club’s members and supporters will be by your side because they know that your football is special and different.”

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He added: “A marvellous player has arrived, one who is different and capable of doing amazing things with a football,” the club president said.

“Footballers with a unique talent like Hazard have formed our great history.

“We’ve applied the philosophy of our president Santiago Bernabeu and our honorary president Alfredo Di Stefano, who changed the history of this club.

“The legend must continue forward with the best players in the world and Eden is one of those.

“The extraordinary search for victory is our sign of identity and we’re going to count on a magnificent squad of players with [Zinedine] Zidane in charge.”

Real Madrid have been extremely active in the transfer market so far this summer, already confirming the signings of Hazard, Rodrygo from Santos, striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt, defender Eder Militao from Porto and left back Ferland Mendy from Lyon.

They’ve also been heavily ?linked with a move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, while Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele has been ?mentioned as a potential alternative if Los Blancos can’t get a deal for the World Cup winner over the line.

The La Liga giants are looking to improve on a dismal 2018/19 season, when they finished third in Spain’s top flight and were knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax in the round of 16.

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