Real Madrid fans would prefer Chelsea star Eden Hazard to Neymar as Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement

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Real Madrid supporters would prefer to see Eden Hazard at the Bernabeu next season over Neymar, according to a poll.

Marca asked 200,000 fans who their ideal replacement for Juventus-bound Cristiano Ronaldo would be and 15% chose the Chelsea star compared to 14% who went for Neymar.

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The overwhelming winner was Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who received a whopping 54% of the vote.

Madrid president Florentino Perez’s first-choice is understood to be Neymar but Hazard represents a more realistic option.

The Belgium captain starred at the World Cup for his country, outperforming Neymar in the Red Devils’ quarter-final victory over Brazil.

He is a known admirer of Madrid and has long-been linked with a move to Spain.

Earlier this week, the winger said: “Real Madrid is a dream for any player, with or without [Zinedine] Zidane [as coach].”

Hazard’s contract with the Blues ends in 2020 and he is yet to sign an extension despite Chelsea’s best efforts.

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