About 16 months ago, Hazard came to Madrid with a tag of 100 million euros and made him the most expensive player in the club’s history. Even Hazard’s value could go up to 150 million euros if several clauses were met.
Naturally, Madrid would dare to pay a heavy price for Hazard considering his quality during his time at Chelsea. Hazard is in the ranks of the world‘s best players along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Nicks two Premier League titles and one Europa League title are only a few of the series of trophies Hazard won with Chelsea. So it is only natural that Madrid expect a lot of Mr. Hazard on the field.
Incidentally Madrid is looking for a new figure to replace Ronaldo as the main star. However, Madrid’s hopes have not been fulfilled so far because Hazard is actually languishing in the treatment room more than acting on the field.
Hazard seemed to have difficulty achieving his best physical condition while in Madrid and even injured himself more often, from fractured legs to fibulae. Due to the two injuries, Hazard has missed 20 matches from December 2019 to May 2020.
Not to mention the repeated ankle and hamstring injuries, which made Hazard often come in and out of the team. Hazard has missed 35 games with Madrid, more than he has played in total, 22!
So far the 29-year-old player has only scored one goal and seven assists, not an encouraging statistic, of course. Moreover, Hazard was heavily criticized for not being able to maintain an overweight body condition during the corona virus pandemic.
The combination of poor performance and the storm of injuries then affected Hazard’s valuation as a footballer. According to Transfermarkt, Hazard is currently “only” worth 60 million euros or around Rp. 1.06 trillion.
Eden Hazard’s valuation according to Transfermarkt
The valuation dropped drastically, namely 90 million euros from Hazard’s actual value of 150 million euros or around Rp. 2.6 T. It took a long time to Eden Hazard restore his performance, considering he had to miss again until November because of a right leg muscle injury.