Eden Hazard, who recently retired from football at the age of 32, has turned down a huge offer to come out of retirement.
He turned down 1.1 million euros a week, or around 52 million euros a year, to sign a contract with a club from Saudi Arabia.
Hazard, a former Belgian national team player, received three offers from Saudi Arabia, ie from clubs there. This is claimed by his former teammate John Obi Mikel.
He says that Hazard has confirmed this to him and has said that he will not accept wealth back from retirement.
Mikel, you know I have a lot of money. You know how I live, I don’t spend much. I have enough to live with my family and raise my children,” was the answer Hazard gave to Mikel when asked if he would accept the offer.
Hazard retired as a Chelsea legend and the biggest failure in Real Madrid’s history, with the latter signing him in the summer of 2019 for €115 million.
Contrary to expectations, Hazard played just 76 games for Real due to a series of injuries and poor form, and scored just seven goals and 12 assists. However, he scored 110 goals with 92 assists in 352 appearances for Chelsea.