Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has been sent down the pecking order in recent weeks. Not only is he finding it difficult to avoid muscular issues when playing consecutive matches, but he is also no longer a positional fit for Los Blancos.
Previously a world-class left winger, Hazard’s changing skill-set due to injuries has forced him into an attacking midfield or “free role”. But the Real Madrid structure cannot fit these roles for Hazard, as the defense suffers too much.
So Hazard is on the periphery, and Los Blancos seem willing to let him walk this winter. Suitors will be difficult to find, however, because Hazard is such a serious injury risk and is on high wages. Newcastle comes to mind as the only team that would be willing to spend a transfer fee on him.