Monday, May 28, 2012

Hazard to announce transfer decision

Eden Hazard
Lille midfielder Eden Hazard hinted he has reached a decision on which club to join this summer.

The 21-year-old Belgian has been pursued by several clubs and has previously revealed interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

With his future looking likely to be in the Barclays Premier League, an announcement from Hazard on his future could be imminent.

Today [Monday] he wrote on Twitter: "good afternoon guys. i made up my mind. see you later. thanks"

Hazard enjoyed a stellar season as Lille finished third in Ligue 1 and struck a hat-trick in what was almost certainly his final game for the French outfit.
He confirmed his preferred destination is England, recently telling Belgian news website HLN: "It will anyway be Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea.

"The decision will depend on the amount of play I would see and the position where I would play.

"Not everyone can say that he can make a choice between the three top clubs."

The playmaker has also recently hinted Chelsea's triumph in this season's Champions League made a potential move to Stamford Bridge more attractive.

When asked about a possible move to the Blues, he was quoted as saying by France Football: "Now, yes. They won the Champions League so they will be back in that competition next season.

"It's important for me to play in that competition. Chelsea are a great team with great players. Of course it's a possibility."

Hazard's agent John Bico claims an agreement on personal terms has been reached with all parties interested in the young Belgium international.

Lille, however, said at the start of last week that they had not received a firm bid for Hazard.