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Hazard promises to win the big prizes with Real Madrid


Star attraction: Real Madrid's new signing Eden Hazard is
unveiled at the Bernabeu yesterday
Star attraction: Real Madrid's new signing Eden Hazard is unveiled at the Bernabeu yesterday

By Simon Grimes

Eden Hazard has reiterated his desire to win many titles with Real Madrid after completing his "dream" £130million move to the Spanish giants.

The 28-year-old Belgium forward, who was announced as a major summer signing for Real last Friday, passed a medical in Madrid before signing his five-year contract alongside club president Florentino Perez.

Hazard then emerged at the Bernabeu where, witnessed by tens of thousands of Real fans, he pledged to help restore Los Blancos to former glories following a trophy-less season at home and in Europe.

Hazard said: "I want to win many titles with Real Madrid, in this shirt. This has been my dream since I was a child and now I'm here. I just want to enjoy this moment."

Hazard visited his new changing rooms before donning the famous white shirt of Real and returning to the Bernabeu pitch to demonstrate his ball-juggling skills and waving to the crowd.

He added: "I plan to enjoy myself, because here at Real Madrid you have to win as much as possible. Hopefully I can write another page in the history of the club," he said. "There is not one star here but a whole team of stars," added Hazard.

On his new head coach, Zinedine Zidane, Hazard said: "Everyone knows Zidane has been my idol since I was a child, and him being Madrid boss was an important factor for me coming here.

"It's not me who decides what position I'll play in, but I've always liked being on the left or playing as a number 10," said the Belgian.

La Liga kicks off on August 18, with Real's fierce rivals Barcelona as defending champions.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have opened talks with Lyon over Tanguy Ndombele, and rival clubs chasing the 22-year-old feel the London club are favourites to sign him.

And Slaven Bilic has been named as the new manager of West Brom.

The Baggies turned to former West Ham boss Bilic to replace Darren Moore, who was sacked in March.

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