Arsenal, Liverpool & Spurs Set To Miss Out On £20m Ace
Lille’s general director Frederic Paquet has ruled Arsenal and every other club out of the race to sign their Belgian starlet Eden Hazard, because he said it would take “silly sums” of money to prize open the clubs hands to let him go. He added th…
Lille’s general director Frederic Paquet has ruled Arsenal and every other club out of the race to sign their Belgian starlet Eden Hazard, because he said it would take “silly sums” of money to prize open the clubs hands to let him go. He added that it was a 99.9% certainty that Hazard will not leave in the summer, despite growing interest from big clubs all over the world. He said:
“Like all players of this era, he [Hazard] is curious. There are offers which cannot be refused but they would have to be silly sums of money. It is 99.9 per cent sure that he will not leave because we want to keep him.”
This comes days after Lille’s club president Michel Seydoux confirmed that Hazard is not for sale and would not be sold at “any price” because he is an “integral” player for the future of the club. Arsenal had been strongly linked and the London clubs manager Arsene Wenger had previously expressed his interest in signing the player who he described as a “real talent” who plays at the level needed to play for Arsenal.
Hazard played 37 times in Lille’s Championship winning side this season, scoring seven and assisting eight. An explosive, attacking winger who can often be a defenders nightmare with a similar style to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Hazard is described as having “immense talent”.
As I have said before on the blog at 20 years-old, his potential is huge, and is the kind of player Wenger is constantly looking for. However, thanks to both the players huge quality and Lille’s desire to keep him, he would cost a hefty fee, with at least £16 – 20 million being quoted, but that sum would now not be enough to satisfy Lille as the “silly money” they have asked for would probably be well up in the £30-40 million mark – an amount that Wenger and Arsenal would surely not be willing to pay for any player.
Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Tottenham have all been linked to him, but again, as I have said before, the player has previously stated he would only leave Lille for two clubs: Arsenal and Real Madrid.
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