Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois gave a definite answer on teammate Eden Hazard’s future plans amid rumors of a return to Chelsea.
Thibaut Courtois is ‘100% sure’ that Eden Hazard does not plan to leave Real Madrid in the summer.
After an injury-ravaged two seasons in the Spanish capital and Zinedine Zidane’s recent departure, Hazard’s future is in doubt. It’s prompted rumors of a surprise return to former club Chelsea.
But the 30-year-old insists he has unfinished business with Real Madrid, and Courtois is certain his teammate is staying.
#RealMadrid forward Eden Hazard rules out Premier League return this summer.
"I have a three-year contract with Real Madrid, going back to England is out of the question." pic.twitter.com/9xo3I7x82u
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“I’m 100% sure he’s staying. He doesn’t want to move. Only the Madrid press writes about the desire to leave,” Courtois told Le Soit on Hazard’s future.
“He wants to continue, play free of injuries and win titles .
“At Real Madrid, there is criticism all the time and for everyone. Bale was criticized, but he has won the Champions League and scored a double in the final in Kiev.
“In Lisbon, he against me in the final. We that in Madrid there is pressure and criticism from the press and the fans.
“But Eden can handle that. I know him well enough to be able to say that. He can still change everything.”
Courtois and Hazard have linked up with the Belgium squad for this summer’s European Championship.
The former Chelsea duo could play in the Red Devils’ friendly against Croatia on Sunday night.