Eden Hazard ‘arrived at Real Madrid overweight’ with club chiefs now having ‘no confidence’ in the £150m star as Zinedine Zidane’s nightmare summer continues
- Eden Hazard reportedly turned up for Real Madrid’s pre-season tour overweight
- Sources have said that the player was seven kilos overweight in Montreal
- It has caused friction within the club, with chief Florentino Perez not happy
- Perez has distanced himself from the transfer and has ‘no confidence’ in Hazard
Eden Hazard reportedly arrived at Real Madrid’s pre-season tour in Montreal seven kilos overweight.
It has been far from smooth sailing for Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane this summer, with his signings failing to impress, Gareth Bale still on the books and the small matter of a 7-3 defeat by city rivals Atletico.
But another troubling issue which has seemingly arisen, a problem Zidane presumably thought he would not have to deal with, is Hazard’s weight.
Eden Hazard reportedly turned up for Real Madrid’s pre-season seven kilos overweight
According to Sport, the Belgian reported for duty on the club’s pre-season tour of North America several kilos overweight.
It has caused friction at the club and president Florentino Perez, who hailed Hazard as the player to solve all of Real Madrid’s problems during his unveiling, has distanced himself from playing a part in his acquisition.
Instead, it is reported, sources have said Perez now has no confidence in Hazard and signed him only at the request of Zidane.
Hazard, who smashed the club’s transfer record after sealing a £150million move earlier this summer, will have to bear much of the brunt of the attacking burden at the Bernabeu this season.
With Bale’s future still in limbo and Marco Asensio set to be sidelined all season after rupturing his ACL, Zidane needs Hazard to fire if Los Blancos are to make the marked improvement needed this term.
Boss Zinedine Zidane now has another problem to contend with amid a difficult summer