Eden Hazard signs for Chelsea: the goals that made him one of Europe’s most prized transfer targets
Eden Hazard has announced on Twitter that he will join Chelsea this summer, for an estimated £78 million. See what made Roman Abramovich loosen the purse strings.
The 21-year-old became one of the most sought-after players in the game this season and actively flirted with a host of European giants.
Manchester United and Manchester City looked to be favourites for his signature until Chelsea’s surprise European Cup triumph last weekend.
Hazard admitted that was a game changer, telling using the expression ‘Champions League winners’ to describe his new employers yesterday evening.
Dubbed a “little Messi” by former coach Claude Puel, Hazard was part of the Lille team that won the league and cup double in 2010/11, and became the youngest ever player to win the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award in the same season.
What’s most striking about the midfielder is that he seems to have mastered almost every aspect of the game.