'Hazard would love playing for Howe' at Newcastle: Wilshere tips move

‘Eden Hazard would love playing for Eddie Howe’: Ex-Arsenal star Jack Wilshere tips struggling Real Madrid forward for a move to Newcastle under his former Bournemouth manager

  • Eden Hazard has fallen out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid
  • Newcastle United have previously been linked with a move for the Belgian
  • Jack Wilshere believes Hazard would be a good fit under Toon boss Eddie Howe 

Jack Wilshere believes Eden Hazard can get his career back on track by making a surprise return to the Premier League with Newcastle United.

Hazard became a major top flight star in England while playing for Chelsea between 2012 and 2019, before leaving for Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 for a flat fee of £89m. 

However the Belgium international has struggled to make the same impact in Spain, where he has bagged just five goals and nine assists from 54 games.

Eden Hazard has struggled since his £89million move to Real Madrid in 2019 from Chelsea

Manager Carlo Ancelotti has already admitted that the 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu, prompting the club to listen to potential offers. 

However, Newcastle are one of four side to have reportedly rejected the chance to help resurrect his career, with Manchester United the latest to snub the forward along with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. 

The Toon have since hired a new boss in former Bournemouth chief Eddie Howe, and Wilshere, who played under Howe at the Cherries, believes Hazard would be a good fit to help build a new era at St James’ Park under their new Saudi-led owners.

Jack Wilshere, pictured training with Arsenal last month, believes Hazard would benefit from playing under new Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe

‘Eden Hazard is another level, but I think Eden would love playing for a manager like Eddie Howe [at Newcastle], he told talkSPORT. ‘He’s the type of manager you want to play for.’

Wilshere spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal and praised Howe for helping him settle at the club who at the time were playing in just their second ever Premier League campaign. 

‘I worked with him at a club that I see now are quite similar to Newcastle – not in terms of the size of the club, but in terms of the players,’ he added.

Howe was this week confirmed as the new boss of Newcastle who remain winless this term

‘Newcastle have got a few ex-Bournemouth players and that is what Eddie does, he gets the best out of those types of players, gets them going and he gets the fans on side. He’s a great manager. 

‘I stepped into a group that had been together since they were in League One, they were all friends.

‘They were all great with me, but Eddie made sure they were. He was great with me.’

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