Liverpool have unconsciously forced Real Madrid to change their plans of announcing the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea.
Chelsea are primed to lose the services of talisman Hazard, who is top of Los Blancos’s transfer wishlist, as a direct replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus a year ago.
According to L’Equipe, the Reds, inadvertently, have now forced Real to change their plans for an announcement.
Real initially wanted to unveil the Belgium international on June 2 – the day after the Champions League final.
And that was because they expected Barcelona to be involved.
Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 at the Nou Camp at the beginning of the month in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
And few expected Liverpool to progress in the aftermath of their Catalonian tragedy.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Barcelona 4-0 in the return fixture at Anfield to make the final for the second year on the trot.
As per L’Equipe, Real are not in as much of a hurry to announce Hazard’s signing from Chelsea.
Had the Catalan giants won the Champions League, Zinedine Zidane’s side would have wanted to upstage their rivals.
The unveiling of the Belgian would also have been great for morale on what would have been a testing day.
But, now, Real have changed their plans.
And that’s all because of the Reds, who will face off against Premier League rivals Spurs on June 1.
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