Following his departure from Real Madrid at the conclusion of the La Liga giants' 2022–23 season, Eden Hazard has stated that he is not yet considering calling it quits in football. During his time in England with the Blues, Hazard won numerous titles, including the Premier League and the Europa League, and established himself with Lille and Chelsea. The 32-year-old joined Los Blancos after some impressive display in the Premier League, where Real Madrid made him the most expensive player in club history.
However, injuries limited his time with the 14-time Champions League winners, the Belgian forward was unable to leave his mark in the Spanish city. Hazard made 76 games over his four years with Real Madrid but only managed to score seven goals.
The 32-year-old's contract with Real Madrid was terminated earlier in June, making him a free agent. There were various rumours that Hazard would call time on his career, but he has recently indicated that he would love to continue playing football.
Hazard, who was in attendance to watch the Red Devils' 1-1 draw against Austria in a Euro 2024 Qualifier, joked that he had been taking it easy for the previous couple of years when speaking to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. Hazard also expressed his belief that he is still capable of playing professional football. "I still feel capable of being a professional footballer. I've been resting for two or three years. I still have a bit of energy," said Hazard.
When asked about his next move, Hazard stated he wasn't sure yet and that for the time being, he wanted to spend time with his family. "Honestly, I don't know yet. After three complicated years [2019 to 2022], I just want to spend time with my family, go on vacation, like everyone. We've read a lot of stuff in the last few days, and a lot of nonsense," said Hazard.
It is still pretty unclear where the 32-year-old will go next, but in past weeks Hazard has been linked with a number of clubs, including a return to Belgian football. A move to join Lionel Messi in the MLS has also been touted.