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Live Coverage: Eden Hazard unveiled as Real Madrid player

Live Coverage: Eden Hazard unveiled as Real Madrid player


  • Eden Hazard will be unveiled by Real Madrid tonight as he completes his £130million move from Chelsea.
  • The Belgian has passed his medical at a Madrid hospital.
  • Thousands of fans will watch him appear on the Bernabeu pitch before he faces the media after 7pm local time (6pm BST).
  • Follow the latest updates here.

5.50pm

Cue the traditional shirtless picture complete with heart-monitor pads… Hazard has received the medical all-clear to complete his move.

5.45pm

Real Madrid are live streaming Hazard’s unveiling on their official website – https://www.realmadrid.com/

Images broadcasted from inside the Bernabeu show stands packed with fans, hundreds of reporters and photographers preparing their equipment, while a timer counts down the minutes until the former Chelsea talisman makes his long-awaited appearance in the famous white shirt.

5.15pm

Supporters are queueing around the block to get a glimpse of the new 150 million euro man. This video from El Chiringuito TV shows lines snaking all the way round the east stand of the Bernabeu and beyond.

Spanish newspaper Marca recalls that 70,000 fans witnessed Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bernabeu unveiling in 2009 and wonders if that number might be surpassed this evening.

5pm

The word from Spain is that Hazard has now passed his medical, with SuperSport reporter Adriano Del Monte tweeting a picture of the 28-year-old putting in some early practice wearing a white shirt.

4.30pm

Real fans are gathering outside the Bernabeu ahead of Eden Hazard’s introduction to the Los Blancos faithful. The Belgium star must first complete a medical before taking to the pitch for his presentation – complete with ball-juggling display – and facing the media at around 7pm local time (6pm BST).

Deportes COPE journalist Alex Martin provides evidence of the excitement levels in north Madrid, writing: “Tremendous queues to welcome @hazardeden10 #WelcomeHazard”



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