Chelsea to land £5m bonus from Hazard’s Madrid move – source

Chelsea are set to receive a bonus of approximately £5 million ($6.3 million) from Real Madrid as part of Eden Hazard’s transfer, despite the former Belgium winger retiring from football last October. This information comes from a source who spoke to ESPN.

Hazard’s £130 million transfer from Chelsea to Madrid in 2019 included several performance-related add-ons. One of these was triggered by Real Madrid’s advancement to the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley next month, under Carlo Ancelotti’s management.

Even though Hazard, now 33, reached an agreement to terminate his contract last summer and subsequently announced his retirement at 32 in October, the club-to-club contractual obligations remain in effect. As a result, Real Madrid is required to make an additional payment to Chelsea.

Chelsea has consistently maintained that they are not worried about meeting the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules. However, the club’s £1 billion expenditure since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s takeover two years ago has left them with limited financial flexibility this summer. todaymatchprediction Therefore, the bonus from Hazard’s transfer will be beneficial as Chelsea looks to further invest in their squad.

For Real Madrid, this situation adds another layer of scrutiny to Hazard’s transfer deal. During his four seasons with the club, Hazard managed to score only seven goals in 76 appearances across all competitions, raising questions about the overall value of the deal for Madrid.