Manchester United reject chance to sign Eden Hazard
Manchester United have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Eden Hazard, but Juventus are ready to sign the Real Madrid misfit in January.
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Manchester United are among the clubs offered the chance to sign Eden Hazard. However, the Premier League giants have no interest in the Real Madrid misfit, who has now emerged as a target for Juventus for the January transfer window.
Eden Hazard was playing the best football of his career when he joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in the summer of 2019. However, he has suffered a staggering dip in stature in the last two years, with a spate of injuries hampering him a great deal.
To date, Hazard has turned out just 53 times for Real Madrid while garnering a paltry tally of five goals and nine assists in the process. Things seem to have reached a head for the 30-year-old and Real Madrid, with the Belgian international being offered to several clubs. One of the sides who have been offered the chance to sign Hazard are Manchester United.
Manchester United have no apparent need of an attacking reinforcement following the arrival of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer. While Sancho has been experiencing teething problems at Old Trafford, he is touted for great success at the Premier League club for years to come.
In addition, with Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood continuing their fine progress, the Red Devils seem to have a long-term core as far as their attacking unit is concerned. That is why it is hardly surprising that Manchester United have rejected the chance to sign Hazard, who has been linked with Newcastle United and Chelsea lately.
Apart from Manchester United, Bayern Munich were also offered the chance to sign the Real Madrid misfit, only for the Bavarian giants to turn down such an opportunity. However, Juventus look set to come to Real Madrid and Hazard’s rescue, with the Bianconeri. They have been linked with attackers like Ousmane Dembele, Timo Werner and Marco Asensio, open to signing Hazard.
Real Madrid, on their part, are unlikely to stand in Hazard’s way if the project at Juventus attracts him following some recent comments by Carlo Ancelotti. What now remains to be seen is if the Serie A giants end up swooping the 32-year-old forward away from Real Madrid in January or if he stays and fights for his place in the side.