Chelsea ace Eden Hazard is reportedly taking his Spanish lessons ahead of a potential move to Real Madrid in the summer. The Belgian attacker has been among the standout performer for the Blues, who are on course to lift their second Premier League title in three years.
Hazard, 26, had looked out of sorts during the previous campaign where he struggled to find the net until the dying stages of the season.
However, he has transformed himself under Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 setup this term, and his 11 goals in the top flight have put the Blues clear of the chasing pack in their quest for the English crown.
Reputed Spanish pundit Eduardo Inda is understood to have a fond knowledge on players in and around Madrid, and he reveals that Hazard has asked his compatriot Thibaut Courtois to find him a house in the country’s capital.
Courtois has his family located in Madrid owing to his three-year loan spell with Los Blancos rivals Atletico (2011-2014), and he is expected to help out in Hazard’s desire to go house-hunting in the city.
The former Lille man is currently taking Spanish lessons in west London, and a move could happen this summer with Zinedine Zidane said to be a keen admirer of Hazard since he burst into the scene in the French Ligue 1.
Regardless of this, Chelsea are said to be keeping a close eye on Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and could ask the player as makeweight in the proposed sale of Hazard.