This summer time has seen one other inflow of star gamers arrive in Major League Soccer, from Italian duo Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi in Toronto to Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini in Los Angeles.
Of course, MLS is shortly turning into a league the place younger expertise is developed and moved to Europe, however there remains to be a spot for veterans coming the opposite manner. The expertise and high quality they supply can typically be the distinction between silver and heartbreak.
So, what about Eden Hazard? The Belgium worldwide has been linked with a transfer to MLS previously, thanks partially to his failure to achieve the heights up to now at Real Madrid.
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In an interview with ESPN, Hazard, now 31, didn’t rule out an MLS switch in the longer term, however insisted it isn’t one thing on his thoughts in the intervening time. The focus stays on proving his high quality in La Liga.
“I don’t think about much now, I’m just focused,” Hazard answered when requested about the opportunity of enjoying in MLS.
He added: “It’s been three years [which have been] tough for me, so I’m simply targeted on this season. I’m nonetheless underneath contract after two extra years, after which we’ll see. I’ll be 33 in two years, so let’s have a look at what can occur.”
Hazard is about to enter his fourth season with Real Madrid. But despite a glittering previous spell with Chelsea, the 120-time Belgium international is yet to make more than 18 league appearances in a single season for Los Blancos.
Injuries have prevented the winger from showing what he is truly capable of, with Hazard registering just six goals and 10 assists in 66 games in all competitions.
“I need to point out folks that I can play at this membership,” he insisted as he pressed on his future.
“It’s been a number of seasons that I did not play a lot, so for me… I simply need to point out what I can do on the pitch – that is my solely aim.”