AS, the Spanish news paper’s cover page states clearly that
“Isco wins the match against Hazard” – Lopetegui bets on the Malaga man and discards the Belgian
One player in particular has been identified as a cornerstone of the Real Madrid project is Isco.
The new head coach’s complete faith in Isco has led Real Madrid to rule out moving for Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard.
AS also states that, the departure of Cristiano leaves Perez a large gap in front of goal. It is impossible to find a footballer who guarantees you 50 goals per season, but Neymar & Mbappé have more facility to find the goal than Hazard. Not being #9 pure is surely his biggest disadvantage.
Chelsea would ask around €200m to let Hazard go, a quantity too high. Real Madrid is not willing to pay for him at the moment because although they’re aware of the enormous talent he has, they do not consider him a superstar of the stature of Cristiano, Neymar or Mbappé.
Also according to another spanish newspaper, Libertad Digital, Julen Lopetegui does not want Eden Hazard in competition in the midfield for Isco, who he knows well for more than five years after conquering together the U21 European Championship, that also included Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernández.
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