EDEN HAZARD has vowed to play for Turkish giants Fenerbahce before he retires, according to former club chief Hasan Cetinkaya.

The Belgium talisman, who moved to Real Madrid from Chelsea in a £150million deal in 2019, has told Cetinkaya he will play for the Turkish Super Lig side one day.

Cetinkaya revealed last year: "Eden Hazard is an old friend of mine, I've known him since he was 15 or 16 years old and still played for Lille.

"He had incredible sympathy for Fenerbahce and gave me his word: 'Hasan, one day I'll play for Fenerbahce, I just do not know when that will be.'"

Cetinkaya, who is now vice-president of Belgian club Westerlo, revealed that Fenerbahce were interested in Hazard, 31, at the start of his career.

He also revealed that Fenerbahce were interested in Hazard at the start of his career.

Cetinkaya said: "He was 16 when he played for Lille, they had him, Gervinho and Sow, but we could only attract Sow to us.

"And then Hazard reached a different dimension, he was one of the greatest talents in Europe, and I wish he had, time will tell, Eden Hazard will one day play for Fenerbahce."

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Hazard has endured a frustrating time at Real, scoring just seven times in 72 games after being hit by countless injuries.

Earlier this week Hazard even APOLOGISED for his flop spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And he also admitted he could seek a transfer exit next summer – which could be Fenerbahce on red alert.

Hazard told Marca: "I'm sorry. I'm trying, but … I'm sorry.

"I have one more year and I have to show [what I can do] but it isn't easy. I'm not playing, I want to play more. I'm really sorry about what has happened.

"In January it's impossible [to leave, because I have my family and I like the city.

"But in the summer it's possible that I leave. I have a year left on my contract and it's a decision for the club.

"If the club says 'Eden, thanks for these four years, but you have to go' I'll have to accept it.

"[I'd give myself] a zero in terms of playing, because I haven't played," he said, when asked to grade his time at Madrid. "But a 10 in terms of how I feel in this moment with the team. I'm not playing, but being a Real Madrid player was my dream as a kid. I want to play for this club."

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