The 20 year-old Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has hinted at a move to a bigger club this summer by confirming that he wants “to play for a big club” in a “major championship”. He has been targeted by clubs from all over Europe, including Inter Milan, Juventus, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Hazard is a supremely talented player who has been praised by so many who have worked with him, with some even calling him the “new Messi”. He has been at Lille for four years, and has played 140 times, scoring 28 and assisting 20 goals.
He has pace, trickery and is a defenders nightmare, who is capable of the spectacular, so it is no wonder the top clubs are watching him. The Belgian said:
“I want to play at a big club. And in Italy we know there are many. I have no preference. A major championship, I feel like it. But for now, I am with Lille.”
In December of last year, just before the January transfer market, the player spoke about his future, and all of the speculation surrounding his future:
“If I do leave at the end of the season, I don’t want to go somewhere where I will be on the bench.”
“I am young, not 20 until next month, and it will be difficult to break through in a team like Real, where (Cristiano) Ronaldo and Kaka are my competitors.”
“But there are teams like Arsenal, where youngsters can grow more easily into the first team and make their mark.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hinted heavily in January about a summer move for Hazard, saying:
“In the offensive department we have many players. At the end of the season we’ll have a look at the situation but at the moment it’s completely ruled out.”
“We are following him (Hazard). Personally I think he has real talent and the level needed to play at Arsenal.”
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Submitted by DBSFootball