Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid was completed on Friday, with the Chelsea superstar joining the Spanish giants for a fee which could rise to £150m.
The Premier League has lost one of its leading lights, the Belgian having been amongst the division’s finest players during a seven-season stay at Stamford Bridge.
During his time in West London Hazard won two Premier League titles as well an FA Cup, League Cup and two Europa Leagues.
Crowned PFA and FWA Footballer of the Year awards in 2014/15 he leaves Chelsea having scored 110 goals in 352 appearances.
As always, Football Twitter has been reacting to the news, here are some of the best tweets regarding Hazard’s big-money move to Real Madrid…
Reaction from the man himself
Classy as usual from Eden Hazard 👏
Real Madrid were the only team who could prise him away from Stamford Bridge 💙 pic.twitter.com/5xEpdaBjSm
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 8, 2019
It’s fair to say the Belgian will be missed…
Eden Hazard. Best goals for #CFC 🔵
— CFC-Blues (@CFCBlues_com) June 8, 2019
What a character! 😆
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 8, 2019
this was my boy when he heard the news about Hazard leaving Chelsea 💀 pic.twitter.com/BdUcbGOHOU
— . (@username_soft) June 8, 2019
Teammates past and present react…
Great moments on and off the pitch. It’s been a pleasure sharing all the good moments and specially the not so good ones that we overcame together over the last 5 years with the reward of winning it all. Enjoy your new challenge amigo! 🙏🏻❤️ @hazardeden10 pic.twitter.com/3QaTCJYfov
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) June 8, 2019
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) June 8, 2019
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) June 8, 2019
Plus what the 28-year-old can expect at the Bernabeu…
Perspective on Hazard’s achievements in English football
Signed as a boy and left as a club legend.
🔵 Games: 352
⏰ Minutes: 26,963
⚽️ Goals: 110
🏆 Premier League: 2
🏆 Europa League: 2
🏆 FA Cup: 1
🏆 League Cup: 1
England will miss Eden Hazard. Such a talent. 👋 pic.twitter.com/FVYhf9uI9X
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) June 8, 2019
Whilst some think Real Madrid have got a steal…
Real Madrid sold Alvaro Morata to Chelsea for £60m in 2017, and then 2 years later they bought Eden Hazard off them for £88.5m. Don Florentino Pérez.
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) June 8, 2019
A plug for Frank Lampard to be the next #Chelsea boss and why they may defy all logic and win silverware next season even with a transfer ban. 🎧
— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) June 7, 2019