Hazard rejected £50m-a-year contract earlier than retiring claims ex-Chelsea team-mate
Eden Hazard rejected a proposal value £50million-a-year from Saudi Arabia in accordance with ex-Chelsea team-mate John Obi Mikel.
The 32-year-old introduced his retirement from soccer final month admitting that he “stopped at the right time” in knowledgeable profession that spanned 16 years. He loved a seven-year stint with the Premier League giants the place he established himself as the most effective gamers on the planet.
He earned a £88million switch to Real Madrid in 2019 however the dream transfer quickly was a nightmare as Hazard struggled with harm, taking part in simply 22 video games in his first season and scoring as soon as.
He ended his tenure in Spain with 10 appearances final season because the Spanish giants launched their as soon as big-money signing in what was a vastly disappointing spell for Hazard. Despite experiences that the previous winger had a number of suitors throughout the globe, he determined to name time on his profession as in accordance with John Obi Mikel, the Belgian was topic to a £50m-a-year supply from an unnamed Saudi Pro League membership.
“‘[Hazard asked] Should I go to Saudi Arabia, where I’m going to take a million a week and then what?”‘ the ex-Nigerian worldwide stated on Rio Ferdinand’s Vibe with Five YouTube present. ‘”I got about two or three offers to go to Saudi Arabia”.
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“He said, ‘Mikel, I’ve got a lot of money. You know how I live my life. I don’t spend too much money. So, I have money now to live with my family and to bring up [my children]’. He’s instead sailed off into the sunset following his poignant retirement speech that read: “You should take heed to your self and say cease on the proper time.”
“After 16 years and greater than 700 matches performed, I’ve determined to finish my profession as knowledgeable footballer. I used to be capable of realise my dream, I’ve performed and had enjoyable on many pitches world wide.
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“During my career I was lucky to meet great managers, coaches and teammates – thank you to everyone for these great times, I will miss you all.”