Real Madrid Transfers: 3 reasons they should not sell Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Eden Hazard
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Real Madrid would have to sell Eden Hazard at a considerable loss

But the more compelling reason for Real Madrid holding onto Eden Hazard this summer is financial. Los Blancos spent 100 million euros on the No. 7 in 2019, and the price tag is a huge reason why he is open to scrutiny. And to be fair, a player of his caliber and fee should be scrutinized. If you want to wear the No. 7 shirt in Madrid, you have to produce. You have to be great. You are filling the shoes of Raul, Butragueno, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The problem is that by reactionarily selling Eden Hazard, Los Blancos would have to suffer a hit in the financial column. Now, nobody has ever expected to sell Hazard at a profit, given Real signed him for a cool 100 million euros when he was entering his prime. But you’d expect to at least see what you’ve got in him and get some good seasons out of Hazard before selling him.

I understand the concept of the “sunk-cost fallacy”, but Real would be making a mistake by selling Hazard when his market value has halved. There are not many teams in the market for Hazard due to his age, injury history, and lack of production. And there are even fewer teams that have the money to make big signings in this economy.

So out of the few, who is willing to give Real Madrid an offer of at least 50 million euros, if that? Transfermarkt says he’s only worth 40 million! Why sell “low” on a talented player? Wouldn’t it be better for Real to keep ahold of Hazard and sell other players like Mariano Diaz, Isco, and Alvaro Odriozola who do not have the same upside?