Chelsea 'made £20m' from Eden Hazard's disastrous first season at Real Madrid thanks to shrewd transfer add-ons

CHELSEA have pocketed an extra £20million from Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid despite his disastrous spell in Spain, according to reports.

The Belgian sealed his high-profile switch to the Bernabeu for a whopping initial £130million in June 2019.

Hazard's stint at Los Blancos has been nothing short of a failure following a huge list of injuries.

The 30-year-old has managed just 20 league starts since his move, scoring just three goals.

But due to Chelsea's savvy add-on clauses included in the deal, the Blues are still raking in the cash.

The Athletic write how Chelsea earned an extra £20m on top of the original £130m transfer after Real Madrid won the league title last season and qualified for the Champions League.

Hazard contributed just one league goal last season and made three assists.

The article adds how Chelsea will also be due another profitable sum if Zinedine Zidane's side win the Champions League this year.

Real Madrid and Thomas Tuchel's side go head-to-head on Tuesday night in the first-leg of their semi-final European contest.

Hazard could feature against his former side for the first time after recovering from his FIFTH injury this season at the weekend.


He managed 13 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Real Betis and boss Zidane admitted he is is likely to be involved.

Zidane said: "I don’t see Eden having any doubts.

"He looked very good on the field the other day. That was the most important, not feeling anything from his old problems.

“Now he is good, and now to push on. We are happy to have him with us, he will bring a lot to the team. Now he is with us, he is also happy because he is going to contribute to the team a lot.”

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