Arsenal, Newcastle set for massive summer snub as Real Madrid playmaker ponders surprise Turkish switch

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Arsenal and Newcastle look set for a summer transfer blow, with a Real Madrid playmaker set to opt for a move to Turkey over a switch back to the Premier League.

Former Chelsea forward Eden Hazard looks set to finally end his injury-plagued Real Madrid nightmare at the end of the season, having made just seven appearances for the LaLiga giants this season.

The Belgium international’s stay in Madrid has proved to be a real down point of his career, even though Hazard has stubbornly stuck it out through his almost never-ending struggles.

But with just over a year remaining on his contract, it appears that the 32-year-old could be about to end his troubled stay.

Indeed, Turkish giants Fenerbahce tried to lure the player in the January window, only for Hazard to refuse.

And while there is still some persuading to do on their part, The Sun reports that Hazard is much more willing to agree a move in the summer.

However, it appears that returning to the Premier League is not on the cards at this stage.

Both Arsenal and Newcastle have been tipped to land the former Stamford Bridge man who, at his best, was a formidable player for the Blues.

Hazard talks up chances of summer move

But speaking about his future, Hazard has revealed what the most likely outcome is.

He said: “I have one more year and I have to show [what I can do] but it isn’t easy. I’m not playing, I want to play more. I’m really sorry about what has happened.

“In January it’s impossible [to leave, because I have my family and I like the city.

“But in the summer it’s possible that I leave. I have a year left on my contract and it’s a decision for the club.

“If the club says ‘Eden, thanks for these four years, but you have to go’ I’ll have to accept it.

“[I’d give myself] a zero in terms of playing, because I haven’t played,” he said, when asked to grade his time at Madrid. “But a 10 in terms of how I feel in this moment with the team. I’m not playing, but being a Real Madrid player was my dream as a kid. I want to play for this club.”

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