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Hazard offers update on Real Madrid future after successful surgery

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The Belgian midfielder has struggled to make an impact in his third season since joining the club from Chelsea.

Eden Hazard has insisted he does not intend to leave Real Madrid in the upcoming transfer window.

Another injury-plagued campaign saw the Belgian star make only 18 league appearances at Real Madrid. 

Hazard has slipped down the pecking order behind Vinicius Junior, who has developed into a key player in the Blancos’ front line.

Transfer rumours have intensified over a summer departure for Hazard in recent days. However, the former Chelsea star says he is not planning to leave Santiago Bernabeu.

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Hazard, who went under the knife at the end of March, says he is ready to get back on the pitch in the upcoming Champions League final.

“The surgery went well. Everything is going well at the moment,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws.

“I am ready just in time to play a part in the Champions League final. I didn’t want to go too fast like last time. The coach understood my situation, as did the medical staff. We have worked well. Now I feel really good.”

He added: “The coach knows that I still have a contract until 2024. My first three seasons at Real have not gone well. 

“So I want to show everyone what I can do. Starting with this Saturday. It has always been a dream to play for Real. It still is.”