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Eden Hazard rules out Real Madrid exit

Eden Hazard has ruled out a summer departure from Real Madrid as he is keen to serve up a reminder of why Los Blancos forked out £130 million to acquire his services back in 2019.

Hazard has endured an injury-plagued spell at Santiago Bernabeu having made just 48 top-flight appearances over the course of three seasons.

He went under the knife back in March to remove a plate that was originally put in after he broke his ankle in 2020.

After spending the next 11 games on the sidelines, the 31-year-old made his return to action in a 1-1 draw versus Cadiz on May 15 and has now opened up about his most recent surgery.

“The surgery went well. Everything is going well at the moment,” Hazard told Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws.

“I am ready just in time to play a part in the Champions League final as I didn’t want to go too fast like last time.”

The ex-Chelsea man also stated that he is eager to remain with the La Liga champions and prove his worth off the back of a tough time in the Spanish capital so far.

“The coach understood my situation, as did the medical staff,” he added.

“We have worked well and now I feel really good. The coach knows that I still have a contract until 2024.

“My first three seasons at Real have not gone well so I want to show everyone what I can do starting with this Saturday.

“It has always been a dream to play for Real. It still is.”

Hazard and Real Madrid will be looking to round off what has been an excellent campaign on a high note when Carlo Ancelotti’s men face off against Liverpool in this year’s Champions League grand finale on May 28.

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