Eden Hazard savoured a day to recollect as 50,000 Actual Madrid followers turned out for his official unveiling as a Los Blancos participant on Thursday night.
The Belgium star was given a rapturous applause by the supporters in attendance as he took to the hallowed turf having efficiently undergone his medical within the Spanish capital earlier within the day.
Actual had introduced they’d agreed a deal to signal the playmaker from Chelsea final week after a protracted pursuit.
He underwent his medical at Madrid’s La Moraleja College Hospital shortly earlier than 7pm native time on Thursday, with the 28-year-old then formally signing his five-year contract earlier than taking part in his unveiling and subsequent press convention.
Sitting alongside Actual president Florentino Perez, Hazard put pen-to-paper on his contract earlier than transferring to the trophy room to pose with the well-known white shirt forward of a presentation ceremony.
Perez addressed the gang, saying: “Everybody who loves this membership feels a particular emotion. A uniquely gifted participant with extraordinary high quality involves play at our membership.”
He added: “Eden, you might be the place you wished to be. This was your dream, your dream has come true and you might be right here to defend the shirt.
“You’ll expertise nice ardour from town. An important factor you’ll realise listed below are the followers.
“We’d prefer to thanks for deciding to hitch this membership. The followers you see behind you may be right here at each sport. They know you might be distinctive, your model of soccer is particular. Welcome to your new house!”
After being launched by Perez, Hazard stated: “I need to win many titles with Actual Madrid, on this shirt. This has been my dream since I used to be a baby and now I’m right here. I simply need to take pleasure in this second.”
A short time later at his first official press convention as a Actual participant, he added: “I plan to take pleasure in myself, as a result of right here at Actual Madrid it’s important to win as a lot as doable.
“Hopefully I can write one other web page within the historical past of the membership. There may be not one star right here however a complete group of stars.”
On his new head coach, Zinedine Zidane, Hazard commented: “Everybody is aware of Zidane has been my idol since I used to be a baby, and him being Madrid boss was an necessary issue for me coming right here.
“It’s not me who decides what place I’ll play in, however I’ve all the time favored being on the left or enjoying as a quantity 10.”
After nearly 12 months of intense hypothesis about his future, the Blues lastly accepted an £89million bid for the Belgian final week, with the deal confirmed by the La Liga giants final Friday.
The extremely anticipated switch might rise as much as as a lot as £130million with add-ons.
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