Juventus consider Eden Hazard as Cristiano Ronaldo replacement
Juventus will reportedly consider approaching Real Madrid for winger Eden Hazard, following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Manchester United.
The Red Devils announced on Friday afternoon that they have agreed a deal with the Serie A giants to re-sign the 36-year-old forward, 12 years after leaving Old Trafford.
According to Marca, Juve are already seeking replacements for the Portuguese international, with Hazard believed to be at the top of their wishlist.
The 30-year-old – who is happy to stay in the Spanish capital – has started the first two matches under Carlo Ancelotti this season, though it is understood that the Belgian is concerned about how much game time he will get if Real Madrid complete the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.
Los Blancos have made an improved bid for the French forward worth €170m (£145.87m) plus €10m (£8.58m) in guaranteed add-ons, an offer that PSG will find hard to turn down in the final few days of the transfer window.
Since joining Real from Chelsea for around £100m in the summer of 2019, Hazard’s time with the La Liga giants has been plagued by injuries.
The winger has managed to play just 45 games across two seasons, scoring just five goals and providing nine assists.