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Real Madrid prefer Eden Hazard over Mo Salah

Mayank Pawar

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The Spanish giants who were linked heavily to the Egyptian have now singled their attention to Chelsea’s Eden Hazard according to many reports.

Mohammed Salah has had a path breaking debut season at Liverpool and has mesmerised the Premier League with his swashbuckling football. He is the top scorer in the League with 28 goals and has impressed one and all.

With great performances comes huge interest from the big European clubs. Salah’s consistent and impressive run had newspapers linking him to a summer move to Real Madrid.

Even though Salah’s performances haven’t even dipped a bit the Real Madrid interest has. Several newspapers are now reporting that Madrid have given up their pursuit of Salah and have made Chelsea’s Eden Hazard their number one target this summer.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague is of the opinion that Real Madrid don’t view Salah as a ‘Galactico’ and prefer Hazard over him.

Balague said: “Salah is a difficult one because Real Madrid have no mention of him as a candidate to be a Galactico. You can think there is a market in Egypt and he is a star of the Premier League.

“He has a lot of things to go for him. But if they get Hazard they won’t need Salah. It seems like they wouldn’t put that much money into Salah.”

Hazard is having a mediocre season at Chelsea but that’s more because of the team than his individual self.

The Belgian has been Chelsea’s talisman for some years now and his ability is appreciated all around the globe. Zidane has been a public admirer of Hazard and would be very keen to see him in the white of Real Madrid.

After having a couple of quiet transfer windows, the Los Blancos are expected to go all out in the next window. They’ll be ready to shell out anything in the region of £200 million to bring Hazard to the Bernabeu.

Madrid have been following the Belgian star since few years at Stanford Bridge and are finally ready to make their move.

Hazard has reiterated that he plans to see out his contract at Chelsea and is happy in London but if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League next season he will definitely be on his way to the Spanish capital.

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