Chelsea is set to earn a much bigger transfer fee than originally reported for their Belgian superstar, according to a new report from HLN Sport.
The Blues were forced to part ways with their 4-time Player of the Year in July 2019 as he looked to secure his dream move to the Bernabeu, which was believed to have cost Real Madrid an initial fee of roughly £90m.
However, following an investigation into an alleged fraud case regarding Eden Hazard’s training compensation to Tuzibe, his former club in Belgium, it has been revealed that Real Madrid will pay Chelsea a total of €160m (£143m) for the player once all add-ons are included.
An alleged fraud case around Eden Hazard’s training compensation to former club Tubize has revealed the total fee (inc bonuses) that Real Madrid might have to pay to Chelsea: €160m (£143m).
To be paid in installments:
💰2019 €40m (£36m)
💰2020 €56m (£50m)
💰2021 €64m (£57m) https://t.co/2UODG5tIJ7
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) September 4, 2020
Chelsea was always sure that they would receive €130m, with an initial fee of €100m and €30m in guaranteed bonuses, but some performance-related bonuses have now inflated the transfer fee even further.
Having also loaned Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid for an initial loan fee of £6.3m before selling him on a permanent deal for £50.4m, Chelsea’s total income from these two player sales alone equates to roughly £200m.
It is therefore no surprise that the West London side has been so active in the transfer market this summer, and we are likely to see even more incomings once Chelsea has finalized their club-record deal for midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.