Chelsea are about to pocket £5m because of their former player Eden Hazard.

The Blues sold Eden Hazard to Real Madrid back in 2019 and the Belgian has since retired, hanging up his boots back in October.

However, Chelsea are still going to benefit from that deal this season.

Hazard is a Chelsea legend, scoring 110 goals in 352 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge.

He helped the Blues to win two Premier League titles and the FA Cup to name a few of the honours he claimed in west London. Hazard was so dangerous that Manchester United had to do special training sessions to prepare for coming up against him, according to Rio Ferdinand.

Ander Herrera of Man Utd battles with Eden Hazard of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford ...
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Why are Chelsea about to receive £5m for Eden Hazard?

Chelsea sold Hazard to Real Madrid for a £130m package, but more than £40m of that deal consisted of add-ons dependent on performance, according to The Telegraph.

With Real Madrid having reached the Champions League final this season, the same outlet has claimed that one of those add-ons has now been triggered, entitling Chelsea to another £5m.

While Hazard was easily Chelsea’s best player at the time, selling him to Los Blancos proved to be a real masterstroke.

The Blues rebuilt and managed to win the Champions League a couple of years after Hazard’s exit, knocking his Real Madrid side out of the semi-finals of the competition, while the former Belgium international picked up so many injuries following his departure.

Chelsea’s biggest ever sale

Chelsea are usually quite big spenders in the transfer market.

For example, they spent more than £100m each on Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez, making the South American duo their two most expensive ever signings.

However, the Blues have also made quite a bit of money from departures. Hazard is out in front, then the likes of Kai Havertz and Mason Mount follow.

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Havertz and Mount were both sold under the Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital ownership, showing that this Chelsea regime can make money, as well as spend it.

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