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


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.