Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is planning to use attacking midfielder, Eden Hazard, as cover for striker Karim Benzema next season, according to AS.
Benzema was heavily used last season, so Real Madrid will have to ensure he doesn’t suffer a burnout ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year.
Ancelotti has his eyes on Hazard as an alternative for the France international.
Hazard is looking to start anew next season after having an osteosynthesis plate in his right fibula removed.
The Belgium international is hoping to make up for a lost time after regaining full fitness.
However, the 31-year-old has little chance of ousting teammate Vinicius Jr. from his preferred position on the left flank attack line.
Also, Rodrygo has shown promise on the right flank, which has prompted Ancelotti to consider deploying Hazard as a false nine.
Hazard operated in the role with decent success at Chelsea, so Real Madrid is hoping that experience comes in handy next season.
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