Once a blue, always a blue: Eden Hazard proves he still loves Chelsea on Real Madrid’s pre-season tour
The 28-year-old sealed his dream move to the Bernabeu earlier this summer after seven years at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard made no secret of his desire to move to Madrid throughout his time in west London but he stayed faithful to the club and won six major honours with the club.
Chelsea fans may be longing after Eden Hazard following his move to Real Madrid but it looks like the Belgian still has a special place in his heart for the Blues.
Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu was a turning point in Hazard’s decision-making process and the Belgian is the star name on Madrid’s tour of North America this summer.
The La Liga giants touched down in Canada earlier this week but eagle-eyed Chelsea supporters noticed ‘proof’ that Hazard still has the Blues on his mind. Images of Hazard holding the phone were snapped as he arrived in Montreal for Madrid’s pre-season tour.
The winger was spotted with a phone case that showed his kids wearing Chelsea kits and Blues are definitely taking it as a sign of his lasting affection for the club.
And Blues fans loved it having seen the dazzling forward leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
One wrote on Twitter: “Once a blue always a blue.”
Another wrote: “Hazard still loves Chelsea. He went to Real Madrid to achieve his childhood dreams. The reason we are not angry with him. We understand.”
And one other said: “He is way too loyal.”
Chelsea has been rebuilding since Hazard’s departure with Frank Lampard taking charge from Maurizio Sarri, who joined Juventus. Lampard is unable to making signings given Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban but the club exploited a loophole to keep Mateo Kovacic at the club for a fee of roughly £40m.
The Blues kick-off their Premier League campaign at Old Trafford against Manchester United on August 11th.