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Inter Miami target Eden Hazard to join Messi and Busquets

Former Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard is attracting interest from Major League Soccer club Inter Miami, according to Relevo.

Los Blancos released the 32-year-old this summer after an abysmal four-year spell at the club, and he can move anywhere on a free transfer.

Hazard is still on vacation with his family and is yet to decide on the next step for his career. 

There were rumours that he was considering retirement from football altogether, but he is not rushing into any decision.

Miami are trying to convince him to join their project. They have already secured the signings of Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets.

They snapped up Messi after Barcelona failed to propose a reasonable offer to him. He wanted to return to the Catalans, but the club’s financial problems did not allow it.

Miami also signed Busquets, who left Barcelona after over 700 appearances. He had an offer from Saudi Arabia but decided to join Messi in the United States.

The MLS outfit are trying to sign two other Barcelona legends – Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta. Those deals are still in the works, but they have another target in sight.

WD Molenbeek recently put an offer forward for Hazard after climbing into the Belgian top flight with his younger brother Kylian.

However, Miami are making advances towards the former Chelsea forward and want to make him another ‘designated player’ in the squad alongside Messi. 

The designated player rule allows MLS teams to sign up to three players outside their $5.2 million salary cap

They implemented this regulation before the 2007 season to prevent MLS clubs from signing too many star players from the international market.

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