Christian Benteke says it has always been Eden Hazard’s dream to play for Real Madrid as the Chelsea man closes in on a switch to the Spanish capital.
Benteke, who has known Hazard for many years with the pair being team-mates at international level for Belgium, has admitted that the Chelsea man made his mind up some time ago regarding the move.
“Eden and I have known each other since we are young boys,” the Crystal Palace striker said, speaking while on international duty.
“He always told me that Real Madrid is his dream club. His choice has therefore been made for a long time.
“I am happy for him that he is close to an agreement. I hope it will be fully official as soon as possible.”