It seems like yesterday when Eden Hazard led Belgium to a historic finish in the FIFA World Cup, and now, the talented playmaker may have played his final match as a professional.
Recent reports coming in from England stated that Hazard, who thrived as a footballer while playing for Chelsea, has decided to hang up his boots to spend more time with his family.
The article published by the Daily Mail earlier today adds that Hazard decided to turn down offers from Botafogo, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and even a shock return to the Premier League, with Crystal Palace being ready to welcome him with open arms. Hazard was also linked to the Saudi Pro League, but apparently the player is not willing to extend his playing career after a frustrating spell with Los Blancos.
Hazard's fall from grace saw its worst moment last season, when he only played ten games for Real Madrid, scoring one goal in those matches. His distant relationship with Carlo Ancelotti played a huge role in his lack of playing time.
If the Belgian decides to end his playing career, he will retire with a host of trophies to his name, including five league titles, two UEFA Europa League crowns, one UEFA Super Cup, and one UEFA Champions League title. Unfortunately, his last moments on the pitch will not go down in history as stellar moments, making fans wonder what would have happened if he had not picked up so many injuries while playing for Real Madrid.