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How new UEFA rule could change Hazard’s stand on Real Madrid move

Timothy Aiyeku

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There are indications that Chelsea star Eden Hazard might change his stance on his is speculated move to Spanish side Real Madrid.

Earlier this week, the Belgium international had made it clear that he would be willing to speak with his current employers for a new deal, nothing that he wants to remain at the Stamford Bridge to win for manager Maurizio Sarri.

Although Hazard could not hide his love for the Spanish giants as he claimed to be a long-term fan of the Los Blancos, adding that he had dreamt of playing at the club.

It was earlier feared that the informed player will not commit his future to the Blues as he could be lured by the mouth watering offer from the other side.

With suggestions that the decision by Hazard to snub a move to Madrid in the January transfer window is informed by the fact that he would not be able to play in the Champions League, having already featured for Chelsea in the Europa League, the situation might change anytime soon.

However, a new UEFA rule has now abolished the old law and will now allow a player to feature in either of UEFA’s competitions despite representing his former side.

This means should Hazard decide on a move to Madrid, he will be eligible to play in the Champions League despite having played in the Europa.

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Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.