Eden Hazard’s Premier League suitors are concerned about his fitness

Eden Hazard’s Premier League suitors are concerned about his fitness as they mull over a move for injury-plagued free agent after his Real Madrid departure
Eden Hazard is a free agent after leaving Real Madrid earlier this summer
Concerns over the Belgian’s fitness have delayed a potential return to England
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By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail

Updated: 16:43 EDT, 29 August 2023

Eden Hazard’s proposed return to the Premier League is being hampered by reservations over his fitness and conditioning.

The former Chelsea forward is a free agent after leaving Real Madrid earlier this summer following a forgettable spell in Spain where he made just 30 LaLiga starts in four years.

Hazard built a reputation as one of the world’s elite players during his spell at Stamford Bridge, persuading Real to spend £89million on signing him in 2019.

Mail Sport understands there has been varying levels of interest in Hazard from a number of clubs in England in recent weeks.

However, concerns about Hazard’s fitness is believed to be an emerging factor as clubs ponder whether to follow through with their interest.

English teams interested in Eden Hazard are concerned about the Belgian star’s fitness levels

Hazard was plagued by injuries at Real Madrid which limited his ability to live up to his mammoth price tag

Hazard has been dogged by consistent negativity regarding his body during his time in the Spanish capital, amid claims regarding his weight management.

In an interview with French media in 2019, Hazard admitted he’d reported for pre-season at Madrid overweight: ‘I’m not going to hide it, but when I’m on vacation, I’m on vacation.

‘I had put on five kilos, I’m the type to put on quickly and lose so quickly if I’m careful.’

Reports in France have indicated that Hazard is now considering retirement at the age of 32.

Because he is a free agent, clubs can still sign Hazard after Friday’s transfer deadline and that scenario could yet emerge as an option for clubs if they are convinced of the winger’s fitness.

The forward endured four poor years at the club before ripping up his deal by mutual consent

His barber took to Instagram to reveal that the winger has rejected six teams this summer


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