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Hazard drops transfer hint after Belgium World Cup opener

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Hazard drops transfer hint after Belgium World Cup opener

Suraj Radia

Suraj Radia

24 Nov 2022 16:07 GMT

2 min read

Eden hazard

Eden Hazard caused a stir after posting a picture on Instagram, leading to speculation that he may be keen on a return to one of his former clubs.

The winger posted a picture with Jonathan David after Belgium’s win over Canada in their World Cup opener and Hazard opted to tag the striker’s club, Lille, in the post.

Hazard began his professional career with the French side, making nearly 200 appearances for the club across five seasons before completing a £32 million move to Chelsea in 2012.

TIME TO GO: Hazard admits he might have to leave Real Madrid

The 31-year-old has been told he can leave Real Madrid in January, having suffered a dramatic decline in form and a host of injuries since joining the Spaniards in 2019.

Belgium’s victory over Canada puts them top of Group F after the first round of games, with Hazard playing 62 minutes in the unconvincing 1-0 win.

Homecoming for Hazard?

Hazard has made just 51 La Liga appearances in more than three years and admitted recently that he sees his time in Madrid as a failure and that he will likely depart in the summer when he enters the final year of his contract.

However, Hazard insisted he would not leave Real in January as his family are settled in Madrid and he still wishes to contribute to the club if given the opportunity.

Lille, meanwhile, sit outside the European places in Ligue 1, meaning that financing a move for Hazard…

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