Eden Hazard has ruled out the prospect of leaving Real Madrid and says a return to the Premier League is ‘out of the question’.
Hazard has been linked with an exit from Real Madrid this summer following a difficult period since leaving Chelsea for the Spanish giants, the winger having scored just five goals across two injury-plagued season at the Bernabeu.
Hazard became one of the best players in world football during a seven-season spell in England, but has struggled to replicate those performances since his big-money transfer to La Liga.
Recent reports had suggested that Real Madrid were prepared to cut their losses on the Belgium international as they seek to raise funds for recruitment this summer, with the 30-year-old having been linked with a potential return to the Premier League.
However, Hazard has now opened up on his future and insists he is determined to prove himself in Madrid after the fitness issues of recent campaigns, ruling out a return to England and insisting a Premier League transfer is ‘out of the question’.
“I have a three-year contract with Real Madrid, going back to England is out of the question,” the Belgian told a press conference while on international duty.
“Everyone knows that my first two years were not good, so first I want to prove myself at Real Madrid.
“Certainly, I do not see myself leaving Madrid given the situation of the contract.
“I know myself and I know when I am in shape. If that is the case, I can give everything for Real next season. That is my plan.”