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Eden Hazard rejected Saudi and MLS offers before retirement

Eden Hazard reportedly declined offers to join clubs in MLS and Saudi Arabia before opting for retirement from football.

The Belgian forward had been associated with potential moves to the United States and the Middle East after departing from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.

However, as per information from Fabrizio Romano, the 32-year-old did not find the proposals from both MLS and the Saudi Pro League convincing during the past four months when they expressed their interest in signing him.

Hazard officially declared on Tuesday that he was putting an end to his playing career, stating that it was the “right time” to do so.

“After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer,” he said. “I was able to realise my dream, I have played and had fun on many pitches around the world.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Hazard amassed more than 620 appearances, representing Lille, Chelsea, and Real Madrid. He secured two Premier League titles, a La Liga championship, and two Europa League titles, in addition to the Champions League, Club World Cup, and Ligue 1 crowns.

Furthermore, he made 126 appearances for Belgium, contributing to their third-place finish in the 2018 World Cup.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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