Real Madrid fans vote Eden Hazard as their No.1 transfer target - Paul Pogba comes last


There’s only one destination for Eden Hazard if he ends up leaving Chelsea this summer.

The Blues have been scrambling to keep hold of their prized asset, yet the prospect of him leaving Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid has never looked more likely.

Hazard has been flirting with Los Blancos for years, and with his idol Zinedine Zidane now back is charge, the stars appear to be aligned.

Working under his idol is understood to be the most tempting aspect of the proposed switch, which leaves Chelsea little recourse apart from throwing every penny they have at him.

There’s no question Hazard is eager to don the famous all-white kit next season - but is the feeling mutual among Madrid fans?

Well, according to a poll conducted by Spanish newspaper AS, it certainly is.

When asked which player they would most like to sign in the summer, almost a third of 160,000 fans voted for Hazard.

Faced with the challenge of filling the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane is more than likely to agree with the majority - especially considering he could be available for just £89 million.

Hazard is coming off the back of his best goalscoring season in a Chelsea shirt, with a total 19 goals and 16 assists ahead of the Europa League final.

While the 28-year-old might not be quite as prolific as the Juventus forward, he’s far from a bad option.

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But for whom did the other 107,000-odd supporters cast their vote?

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic was the second most popular choice on 34,700, with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen 9,000 votes behind in third.

Plucking Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain appealed to a modest 16,900 fans - only a few hundred more than those who want Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon at Madrid.

Perhaps most surprisingly of all, though, Paul Pogba ranked bottom of the six-man list with just 13,800 backers.


The Frenchman’s reputation hasn’t exactly soared during three difficult years at Manchester United.

Aside from his hot and cold form, Pogba has been criticised for spreading negativity throughout the dressing room, particularly under the reign of Jose Mourinho.

Despite boasting a career-best 16 goals and ten assists from 47 appearances this season, Madrid fans are apparently reluctant to take a risk on the enigmatic World Cup winner.

Zidane, on the other hand, is a long-term admirer of Pogba, so it will be intriguing to learn if he feels the same way.

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