Hazard celebrates Madrid move with finishing clinic in training

Hazard celebrates Madrid move with finishing clinic in training

Hazard joined Madrid from Premier League side Chelsea on a five-year deal on Friday for a fee that could reportedly rise to €140m (£124m/$146m) with incentives.

"It is completely out of respect to the current players at the club and it is likely Eden will get a new one once he retires".

"Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed to the transfer of the player Eden Hazard", read Madrid's statement.

Despite Madrid's very bad last campaign, he could hardly be joining a team better versed in landing Europe's elite competition, which they have won a record 13 times.

It means Madrid's spending spree is picking up pace following the arrivals of defender Eder Militao and striker Luka Jovic from Porto and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.

In his seven-year association with the London giants, Hazard bagged several top honours including two Premier League trophies, an FA Cup and two Europa League titles.

"When I think back over my special moments in a Chelsea shirt, there are so many, we are lucky to win many more games than we have lost".

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"Leaving Chelsea is the biggest and toughest decision in my career".

Martinez manages Hazard on the national team.

Courtois, whose first season in Madrid resulted in a third-place finish in LaLiga, is expecting big things from Hazard in the Spanish top flight.

Hazard grew up with posters of Zinedine Zidane on his bedroom wall, and now the 28-year-old will work under the Madrid boss.

He inspired Chelsea to a 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final on his farewell appearance, scoring twice and setting up a goal for Pedro.

Hazard has made no secret of his wish to eventually end up at Los Blancos, with one of his close friends and global colleague, Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke, admitting that the former Chelsea winger had told him it had always been his "dream club".

Finally, club president Florentino Pérez has his new "Galáctico" as Madrid look to rebuild after a disastrous season.