EDEN HAZARD has vowed to play for Turkish giants Fenerbahce before he retires, according to former club chief Hasan Cetinkaya.
The Belgium talisman, who moved to Real Madrid from Chelsea in a £150million deal in 2019, has told Cetinkaya he will play for the Turkish Super Lig side.
Last year, Cetinkaya revealed: "Eden Hazard is an old friend of mine, I've known him since he was 15 or 16 years old and still played for Lille.
The former Fener supremo spoke to Turkish sports news website Ajansspor: "He had incredible sympathy for Fenerbahce and gave me his word: 'Hasan, one day I'll play for Fenerbahce, I just do not know when that will be."
Cetinkaya, who is now vice-president of Belgian club Waterloo, revealed that Fenerbahce were interested in Hazard, 29, at the start of his career.
He revealed that Fenerbahce were interested in Hazard at the start of his career.
He said: "He was 16 when he played for Lille, they had him, Gervinho and Sow, but we could only attract Sow to us.
"And then Hazard reached a different dimension, he was one of the greatest talents in Europe, and I wish he had, time will tell, Eden Hazard will one day play for Fenerbahce."
Hazard can expect a busy end to his career after also promising Chelsea that he will return once his work at Real Madrid is done.
And when told by well known Chelsea fan Frank Khalid that the West Londoners miss him, Hazard replied: "When I finish here I’ll come back."
The winger has endured a horror stint at the Bernabeu after suffering a spate of frustrating injuries, limiting him to just 19 LaLiga games, scoring twice int hat time.
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