Antonio Conte has turned down Daniel Levy’s offer to sign Eden Hazard for
Tottenham, NSL Leanrt: Conte reportedly told Daniel Levy to sign Gareth Bale
over Eden Hazard. Both players have struggled for regular action at Real Madrid this
term. And with Carlo Ancelotti picking other players instead, talk of them leaving the
Santiago Bernabeu behind has arisen.
Newcastle United and Chelsea have both been linked with a move for Hazard, but El
Chiringuito now claims that Tottenham have also been monitoring the Belgium
international’s situation at Madrid.
It’s claimed that Levy is keen on the idea of bringing Hazard to Tottenham, however,
Conte is not supportive of the move as he was unhappy with the 30-year-old’s effort
levels during their time together at Chelsea.
Instead, Conte has suggested to Levy that he makes a push to bring Gareth Bale back
Daniel Levy would like to take a Real Madrid player who is always injured,’ Spanish
journalist Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito.
‘He wanted to sign Eden Hazard, but Conte has told him ‘no’ because he knows him
from when he trained at Chelsea and says that he has little intensity and that he is
not a very hard worker.
‘The most striking thing is the player that Conte has asked Levy to take him to
London. He is Gareth Bale.
‘Bale ends his contract at the end of the season, but in winter he would not be free.’
Hazard, who was part of Conte’s side which won the Premier League title in 2017,
later admitted that he was unhappy with the Italian’s ‘rigid’ reign.
‘When you meet Italian coaches like I did you are less happy,’ said the Belgian.
‘They are more rigid and repetitive. You find pleasure in victory. I spent three years
with Italian coaches so to rediscover this pleasure again makes me happy.’