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Exclusive: Milla compares Chelsea hero Hazard to Real Madrid great Butragueño

Luis Milla has compared former Real Madrid teammate Emilio Butragueño to Eden Hazard.

Born and bred in Madrid, Butragueño remains one of the club's greatest players after a 14-year stint.

Real won six La Liga titles with Butragueño in their line-up, with the Spain international scoring 123 goals in 300 appearances.

Conversely, Hazard has not set the world on fire since joining Real from Chelsea for €160m in the summer of 2019.

The Belgian struggled with injury in his debut season which left him with a paltry record of one goal from 22 games across all competitions.

Zinedine Zidane is hoping Hazard can put his injury troubles behind him and blossom into a star at the Bernabeu this season.

And according to Milla, the 29-year-old reminds him of his former Real teammate Butragueño.

Asked by how much Butragueño would be worth today, Milla replied: "Butragueño was a very intelligent footballer, great in the box and in one-on-one situations. He was great at making quick decisions, which to me makes him ahead of his time and more like a modern footballer.

"(He) would cost a lot now and would definitely be in the elite of footballer in terms of price. I would say he would be valued like Eden Hazard, if I had to compare. Both of them are great passers of the ball too."

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