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Marina Granovskaia’s £130m Chelsea transfer decision already looks vindicated

Eden Hazard has been accused of not taking his transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid seriously.

Hazard looked a shadow of his former self as Los Blancos were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester City last week.

It compounded a disappointing debut season at the Bernabeu for the Belgian star following his move from Chelsea last summer in a deal worth up to £130 million.

Tony Cascarino argued that Hazard’s performances have been punished due to a disappointing attitude since moving to Real Madrid.

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“When you talk about a player of his quality, that’s not questioned at all,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

“We know how brilliant Hazard can be, we know what a difference he can make to a football team.

“But he seriously didn’t take the move to Real Madrid seriously.

“He turned up overweight, he’s paid for it hugely by trying to play catch-up all season, he’s ended up getting himself injured.

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“Not just the ankle injury but another niggle here and there.

“Watching him last night was like watching a completely different player.

“He’s a brilliant player, but Hazard has paid the ultimate price for turning up at a football club at the stature of Real Madrid, not really taking it that seriously, for a big fee, a lot of money.

“They identified him, Zidane was Hazard’s hero, so he always wanted to play for Real Madrid but Zidane as well.

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