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Monday 19 August 2019

'Galactico' Hazard unveiled at Bernabeu in front of 50,000 supporters

 

Eden Hazard is presented to Real Madrid supporters. Photo: Reuters
Eden Hazard is presented to Real Madrid supporters. Photo: Reuters

Jamie Holland

Real Madrid presented Eden Hazard as their new "galactico" signing yesterday in front of 50,000 fans at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Donning the white strip of the 13-times European champions, the club's joint-record signing (€150m) kicked balls into the crowd and posed for photographers.

"Hola todos," were his first words at the start of the presentation, broadcast around the world.

"I'm really looking forward to playing for Real and winning lots of titles. It was my dream since I was a child to play for Real Madrid and I just want to enjoy this moment," he said after signing a five-year deal.

Hazard is Real's third major signing after Ferland Mendy and Luka Jovic as they bid to rebuild after an embarrassing campaign in which they ended up without a trophy, sacked two coaches and finished 19 points adrift of La Liga champions Barcelona.

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