Manchester City have Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez, so it’s unknown why Pep Guardiola would look to bring in another wide-man.
And despite Voetbal24 linking City with a move for Eden Hazard, the 30-year-old’s woeful form at Real Madrid raises the obvious question why they’d specifically want him.
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Hazard joined Real for £88m in 2019 and has gone on to make 32 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals with seven assists. This season, he’s scored just two goals in 10 games across the board and has failed to make an assist.
The Belgian international has failed to create a chance in La Liga and has been unsuccessful with 46% of his dribble attempts, so he’s no better than what City currently have.
Hazard has three-and-a-half years remaining on his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu too, so it’s unlikely he’d be sold in January or the following summer, but the rumours may be down to the Sky Blues’ scoring woes.
City have netted fewer goals (25) than nine Premier League sides this season, so Guardiola could do with bolstering his attack. He needs a striker not a wide-man, however, as Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus have missed a combined 21 games due to injury, so Hazard shouldn’t be on their radar.