By Brian Bariyo Turamye
Real Madrid have signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea on a five-year contract after completing the most expensive transfer ever involving an English club. Madrid are understood to have struck a deal with Chelsea that could rise to £130million once all bonus payments come into play. “Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC have agreed to the transfer of the player Eden Hazard,” read Madrid’s statement.
The 28-year-old will be officially unveiled on Thursday, June 13, after he has undergone his medical. Negotiations between the clubs had been taking place all week. Real had been reluctant to pay more than £88m for the Belgian, but eventually agreed to a deal that is set to earn Chelsea as much as £130m once all the bonuses have been met. It is understood the bonuses are easily achievable and Chelsea are extremely confident they will receive the full £130m for the forward, who only had one year left on his contract. Shortly after completing the transfer Eden Hazard’s jerseys are already being sold at Madrid stores.