West Ham United: ExWHUemployee claims Eden Hazard loan ‘might be’ possible

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Hammers insider ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham United may be able to get Eden Hazard on loan from Real Madrid. 

In recent weeks, the Hammers have been linked with a surprise move for the Belgian international star.

Perhaps in the past, a move like this would have seemed improbable. But with West Ham pushing for Champions League football – and with potential investment from new shareholder, Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky – a deal could be on the cards.

What’s more, Hazard’s form at Madrid has been so poor, as he has yet to score in 12 appearances this season, so he may be looking for a January exit, while reports have claimed his club want to offload him.

Despite this, while speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee rubbished any talk of a bid already being made. He also added that a deal is highly unlikely, but if anything could be agreed, West Ham ‘might be able to get him on loan’.

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He explained himself, saying: “There was a lot of rumours about Eden Hazard joining us. And apparently, our £21m offer was rejected and was considered an insult by Real Madrid.

“I don’t actually believe that £21m offer happened. It’s all paper talk, the source of that article was The Sun – so take from that what you will.”

He went on to say, however: “We might be able to get him on loan. But again, if Real Madrid are gonna do that, they’re gonna want a percentage of the wages paid. So even if we offered to pay half, it’d make him by far our highest-paid player.”

Taking it all into account, he concluded by saying he didn’t think the deal would happen in the end.

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For all his talent, it’s safe to say Hazard has failed to live up to his reported €100m (£88.5m) price tag since arriving in Spain. Indeed, he has managed just five goals and nine assists having moved over in the summer of 2019.

When he joined Real Madrid, his wage was said to be in the region £400,000 a week. It’s hard to imagine West Ham would be willing to fork out so much on one player on top of a transfer fee.

This may be why ExWHUemployee suggests a loan deal could be the only way to get him back to London. If that was the case, the wages would still be a big issue, even if they were subsidised.

All in all, it doesn’t look as if this deal will go ahead unless new shareholder Kretinsky really wants to make a big name for himself in the upcoming transfer window.

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