Jose Mourinho is ‘planning a reunion with Eden Hazard’ at Roma and wants to make the injury-plagued Real Madrid winger one of his summer signings at his new club.
- Eden Hazard has endured a nightmare at Real Madrid with ongoing injuries
- The Belgian winger teamed up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea between 2013-15
- According to reports, the Portuguese manager wants to see again with Hazard
Jose Mourinho is looking to sign Real Madrid’s injury-ridden winger Eden Hazard as one of his first major additions to Roma.
The Portuguese manager, who was fired by Tottenham before the end of the season, is keen to work with the Belgian, who he coached at Chelsea in his second stint at Stamford Bridge between 2013-15.
According to four sports in Spain, Mourinho plans a daring blow to the 30-year-old.
Jose Mourinho has been linked with a move from Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard
The pair worked together at Chelsea in the manager’s second period in charge of the Blues
Hazard moved to Real for £ 130m in 2019 but was a huge disappointment in the Spanish capital.
He initially suffered with weight issues and seemed cursed with injury issues.
Hazard has made 30 LaLiga appearances out of a total of 76 so far and only managed 21 times in this term.
In two years he has scored just five goals and it is believed that Real is running out of patience with him.
Some reports suggest the club would be willing to let him leave for free, so the absence of his wages would free up some financial space.
Hazard has fought for form and fitness since leaving Chelsea to join Real Madrid
Hazard spoke earlier about how much he enjoyed working under Mourinho at Chelsea, so a move to Roma may appeal to him.
“ Now if they asked me about a coach I would like to work with again, I would say Mourinho, ” he said in 2018.
“I don’t usually regret things, but one of the things I do is I haven’t been able to work with Mourinho at Chelsea anymore.”
Roma finished seventh in Serie A this season and expect a significant improvement under Mourinho, who conquered Italy with Inter Milan between 2008-10.
Persistent injuries prevented Hazard from building momentum for Real