It has been a tough couple of years for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid.
Signed by the club for an astronomical transfer fee, believed to be around £103million, the Belgian has failed to deliver for Los Blancos.
Injury setbacks haven’t helped Hazard, but there have also been frustrations regarding his physical condition having turned up to pre-season overweight on two occasions.
The final straw for many fans were his antics after Madrid’s Champions League exit at the hands of Chelsea, which appears to have had the same affect on the club itself.
Hazard left fans fuming after appearing in high spirits while greeting his former Blues team-mates on the pitch, having moments earlier seen his team crash our of Europe’s elite club competition.
And now Spanish publication Marca have reported that Madrid will listen to offers for the 30-year-old this summer for a cut-price fee after losing patience with their club-record purchase.
It remains to be seen who would be willing to splash the cash to sign the Belgian, given his struggles in recent seasons, but there’s no doubting his ability when he’s in top form.
With that in mind, here are five potential destinations for Hazard should he depart in the upcoming window….
The future of star players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe is far from certain.
Mbappe, in particular, is one of Europe’s most sought-after stars and Madrid have been linked with a move for the talented 22-year-old.
Hazard joining PSG is likely to depend on the decisions taken by Mbappe and Neymar and whether or not they remain in Ligue 1.
It’s a league that Hazard is already familiar with, having represented Lille earlier in his career.
There is talk surrounding the future of Raheem Sterling, who has recently fallen out of favour at City.
Should Sterling move on, the Belgian would serve as a suitable replacement.
Hazard would be operating in a successful side, where he is almost guaranteed to experience success.
Whether he would opt for a move to the Eithad though, given his Chelsea allegiance, remains to be seen.
When Hazard confirmed his exit from Chelsea during his final match for the club, you could see the emotion in his eyes.
He spent the best years of his career at Stamford Bridge, becoming a club icon in the process.
Supporters of Chelsea were naturally disappointed to see their star man go, but would likely welcome him back with open arms.
It was clear to see from Wednesday’s Champions League encounter that Hazard remains close friends with members of the first-team squad, meaning he would have no trouble settling back in at the Bridge.
The Italian giants are experiencing a challenging period as a club.
Juventus were aiming to secure their tenth successive Serie A title heading into this campaign, but now find themselves locked in a battle just to make the top four.
It has not been an easy period for manager Andrea Pirlo in his first season in charge, with the team in need of some new faces.
This could be a move that suits both parties as Hazard and Juventus look to get back to their best.