Eden Hazard’s arrival to Real Madrid as its next big galactico signing has reportedly had a negative impact in the dressing room as four of the senior players – namely Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro and Dani Carvajal – feel that their importance has reduced according to Spanish tabloid, Diario Gol.
Hazard may be Madrid’s new shiny toy but it would seem that some of these heavyweights in the locker room are not too excited with the Belgian’s presence at the Spanish capital.
Fair to say Eden Hazard has shown his new Real Madrid teammates who’s the boss after his first week in training 😎 pic.twitter.com/WfEP5YKu6p
— VamosHazard (@VamosHazard) July 18, 2019
Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric are reported to have been wanting new contracts for some time now, and Hazard’s mega money contract with the 13-time UEFA Champions League winners hasn’t gone down too well either.
With Gareth Bale already on the outs after falling out with the manager and not gelling with the lockerroom, it would seem that another Premier League export is under threat of turning out the same way – unless Zidane intervenes and smoothens the Belgian’s bedding in process.
Meanwhile, it is entirely plausible that Hazard may not be the only galactico signing of the summer for Madrid as reports suggest Zidane has demanded another attacker to replace Marco Asensio, who has been ruled out by a long-term ACL injury.
The Paul Pogba saga also continues, with Real Madrid hoping to muster up enough cash to purchase the World Cup winner from Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Zidane who is yet to make a comment on the players rumoured attitude towards Hazard, has instead, expressed his concern over the recent flurry of injuries Real Madrid have picked up so far during pre-season.
Hazard’s fellow new signing, Ferland Mendy was the latest to suffer a blow, following Marco Asensio’s torn anterior cruciate ligament and Brahim Diaz’s injury.
“It worries me and above all it bothers me,” Zidane said. “Marco’s [injury and then] Ferland’s, which is a minor injury, but he won’t be able to continue working and we don’t know for how long. These are things that happen and we will see if he comes back quickly with us.”