Eden Hazard, who was released by Real Madrid earlier this summer, might be the target of a surprise move by Lazio.
The Serie A powerhouses are reportedly mulling a daring move to try to entice the famous free agent to Rome, according to LazioNews24.Claudio Lotito, the head of Lazio, has never lacked for audacity, but in this case he might be overstepping his bounds.
Even after his catastrophic collapse at the Santiago Bernabeu, Hazard is still regarded as one of the most prestigious players in football.
The former Belgium captain would be a huge coup for the Biancocelesti even if he is long past his prime.
Even without the big marketing influence that comes with his presence, the 32-year-old could have an impact on any team on his day.
Sarri would welcome having a player of Hazard’s caliber at his disposal, especially considering Hazard’s extensive background in high-profile matches.
They are familiar with one another because they previously worked together at Chelsea before the former Lille player moved to Madrid in a record-breaking €100 million deal in 2019.
Hazard’s pay may be a sticking point, but Sarri may be able to exploit his prior relationship with the little forward to ease a deal.