Eden Hazard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after agreeing to terminate his contract a year early, the club announced on Saturday.
The former Belgium international, 32, joined Madrid in 2019 after some sensational moments with Chelsea, thus becoming the Spanish club’s most expensive signing in history.
However, he has been restricted by several injury problems and struggled to settle at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Real Madrid C. F. and Eden Hazard have reached an agreement whereby the player is disassociated from the club as of June 30, 2023,” the club said.
“Real Madrid wants to express its affection for Eden Hazard and wishes him and his whole family good luck in this new stage.”
During his time with Real, Hazard won a number of trophies, including the Champions League and two La Liga titles.
He was limited to 392 minutes in the 2022-23 season and has not completed a 90 minutes for the side since December 2021, a lack of game time that affected his form for club and country.