Chelsea received an additional £20million last season from Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid, according to sources.
Hazard swapped Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu in 2019 after making 352 appearances in seven seasons with the Blues.
His record of 110 goals and 92 assists in west London meant Real were always going to have to break the bank to sign the Belgian star, with the two parties eventually agreeing on a fee of £89million.
That figure did not include any performance-related clauses inserted into Hazard’s contract at Madrid, with the price rising to £150m depending on add-ons.
Hazard has suffered extensive injury problems since making the switch to Spain, but Chelsea still managed to recoup an extra £20m last season, according to The Athletic .
Chelsea reportedly recouped an extra £20million last season from their 2019 deal to sell Eden Hazard
They report that the Blues received £20m for Real Madrid winning La Liga and qualifying for this season’s Champions League.
Chelsea will receive another payment should Zinedine Zidane’s men lift the Champions League.
For that to happen, Madrid will have to get past Chelsea in a two-legged semi-final, with the first-leg on Tuesday evening at the Bernabeu.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel appeared wary of the threat posed by Hazard in his pre-match press conference, saying: “Eden is a top-quality player.
Hazard has found game time limited at Real Madrid due to a series of injuries
“He was the key player here for many, many years in this club and this league – which is one of the hardest in the world and a tough one if you decide matches so consistently like Eden did for this club here.
“So I have the biggest respect for him. Of course we talk a lot because he’s a big player for this club and of course we have many people here in the staff who know him very well.
“And like I said, he was a key player for…