Newcastle United backed to seal 'great' deal for Eden Hazard after update from Spain - Campbell
Kevin Campbell has backed Newcastle United to make a move for Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard next year.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the injury prone 31-year-old is “worth the risk” for the right price.
According to Spanish publication El Nacional (7 November), Hazard is heading for the Real Madrid exit door three years on from his huge-money move from Chelsea.
Newcastle and Aston Villa are said to represent the most likely exit routes for the Belgium international.
A loan deal with an obligation to buy for £17million has been suggested.
Hazard’s contract at the Bernabeu runs until the end of June 2024.
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When asked by Football Insider if the winger would be a welcome addition at St. James’ Park, Campbell said: “The thing is, Hazard’s injury record is not much better than Allan Saint-Maximin’s.
“We all know what Hazard can do. If he could rekindle even a quarter of his best he will be devastating for somebody.
“We have to remember that he carried Chelsea for a few years. Yes, he is not the same player now but he can still deliver.
“Newcastle would be a good option. I think he would be a great signing for them at £17million.
“How much is left in the tank? He has had a lot of injuries so I’m not sure. It might be worth the risk though.”