Due to a dispute with the club that trained the Belgian, Los Blancos could be set to pay much more than the initial €100m – in fact up to as much as €160m – for Eden Hazard due to a disagreement over compensations between the Spanish champions, Chelsea, and Tubeze.
After starring in the Premier League for the Blues, the Belgian earned a huge move to Real Madrid ahead of the 2019/20 season.
At the time, the fee was believed to be an initial €100m plus potential bonuses, but new figures revealed by HLN detail how Tubeze, the club who trained Hazard, are due compensation from Chelsea and Madrid.
The Dutch outlet report that the fee will be paid in the following instalments:
2019 – €40m (£36m)
2020 – €56m (£50m)
2021 – €64m (£57m)
Chelsea given the assurance that they will get at least €130m for Hazard, while Tubeze are due two payments of 0.25% of any transfer fee.
The new amounts have emerged following an alleged fraud regarding FIFA’s training compensation laws, with a group named AFC Tubize SA moonlighting as Tubize FC in Belgium.
Chelsea actively rebounding from a transfer ban last season but have made up for lost time this summer as they have spent £136m so far on Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, and Ben Chilwell, while Kai Havertz is expected to join this weekend.
However, their splurge in the transfer market now makes for more understandable figures considering the windfall they have and will receive for Hazard.
Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia