When the Champions League final comes to Paris on May 27, some Chelsea fans could be forgiven for donning a Real Madrid shirt because their club could benefit greatly from a Los Blancos win.
Admittedly, the relatively fresh memory of Carlo Ancelotti’s side knocking them out may be too much for some Blues fans, but they would certainly be better off with a Real Madrid win, given the money they could make on Eden Hazard’s transfer in June. . 2019.
Hazard was the main man during his time at Stamford Bridge, but has found life significantly more difficult in Spain.
The mercurial Belgian has made just a handful of appearances this season and has been forced to undergo ankle surgery.
In fact, Hazard has not played for Real since February 19.
Still, he has been in the squad three times in this year’s Champions League, so he would be eligible for a medal if they beat Liverpool at the Stade de France.
That means more add-ons would be paid in the deal between Chelsea and Real.
The exact amount is not known, but Chelsea have reportedly already got cash from Madrid’s win this year, as well as their qualification for the Champions League.
The Sun reports that significant additional payments, taking the £88.5m deal to a maximum of £130m, could be paid to the club, despite the fact that they are currently under sanctions imposed on owner Roman Abramovich by the club government. United Kingdom.
Abramovich is expected to sell the club this summer, meaning additional payments Real Madrid would make for the 31-year-old Hazard could go straight to Chelsea’s coffers.
Madrid managed to reach the final with a last-gasp victory over Manchester City.
Two late-regulation goals followed by a Karim Benzema penalty put the 13-time champions through to another final.
There they will face Liverpool, who overcame a spirited comeback from Villarreal to qualify for a third final in five years.
This latest masterpiece is a repeat of the 2017/18 final, where goalkeeper Loris Karius had one of the hottest nights in football history and Gareth Bale scored a goal for history in the Champions League final.
Fans will hope that the two parties can create a game that has as much entertainment, though they will expect more quality than Karius’ mishaps.
Chelsea fans could even afford to back the Spanish champions, given the money they can pocket if Big Ears returns to Madrid.