Eden Hazard has encouraged Real Madrid to launch a raid on former club Chelsea to acquire a defensive star that complemented the Belgian’s game so well in England.
Life at the Bernabeu has been far from straight forward for Hazard since his blockbuster move to the Spanish capital last summer, but per a Spanish report, the 28-year-old wishes to remedy his slow start by reigniting his lethal partnership with Marcos Alonso.
The Spaniard has entered his fourth season at Stamford Bridge and looks to have recaptured some of the form that made the left-back such a threat down the flank in his first two years with the club.
The marauding full-back has provided a constant source of attacking returns while adorning the blue of Chelsea, contributing two assists and one goal from his seven league matches thus far this campaign.
With Hazard prone to drifting inside from his usual starting position of left forward leaving acres of space for Alonso to attack outside, the duo terrorised defences in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons on route to a Premier League title and FA Cup.
Now, a report from Spanish outlet Don Balon (via CaughtOffside) has revealed that Hazard is pushing Los Blancos to sign Alonso with the Spaniard set to provide competition with then eventually replace the ageing Brazilian Marcelo.
The report states that Alonso is ‘even willing to lower his wages in order to seal a move to the Spanish capital.’
A return to the Bernabeu doesn’t seem the unlikeliest of destinations for Alonso, with the 28-year-old having graduated through the Real Madrid youth ranks after joining the club at the age of nine.