Eden Hazard says he may be forced to leave Real Madrid in January after admitting he is growing frustrated at the Bernabeu.
The Belgian has failed to show his best for Madrid since joining in a €100m deal from Chelsea in 2019.
He has battled injury problems and the wrath of the press, particularly after he was caught by the TV cameras celebrating with Chelsea players after the Blues knocked Madrid out of the 2021 Champions League.
Hazard is yet to start a La Liga game this season and has been an unused substitute in 11 of their last 12 fixtures, and he says it could be time to reassess his options.
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“I don’t want to leave Real Madrid,” Hazard said. “Maybe my situation will change after the World Cup.
“I want to play but it’s the manager who makes his choices. I accept [it], but I want to show him that I deserve to play more. When you don’t play it’s difficult.”
Chelsea, Newcastle, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund have all been linked with a move for Hazard this season.