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Hazard joins Chelsea

Belgian superstar has delivered a snub to Premier League champions Manchester City and their rivals Manchester United by opting to join the Stamford Bridge club

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jak3y13oy4026d ago


He has said he's made his mind up but he is keeping it a secret until the England vs Belgium game.

KazumaKiryu4026d ago

lol your picture is well funny mate :)

I must admit I've not seen much of him, what type of player is he?

jak3y13oy4026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

cheers! i picked it myself :D

Eden Hazard,

He is a pretty good player indeed, he is very fast and good with the ball.

I've attached a video for you to watch some good moments from him last season :)

I'm sure the others will tell you about him :D

KazumaKiryu4026d ago

Thanks, you're right he is very good. Agile, quick, skilful, good ball control, good shot and intelligent.

Seems to me he can play as a winger or playmaker role. Utd may be a better choice for him I think as he'll thrive with the support they provide on the pitch.

One thing that may be an issue is that he seems very greedy with the ball and a bit of show off. He will not get that much time in the premier league to try his tricks and flicks and if he does he'll probably be on the ground before he can finish his move lol.

Corepred44026d ago

C. Ronaldo ring any bells?

KazumaKiryu4026d ago

That's exactly who he reminded me of and why I suggested utd :)

ProjectVulcan4026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

32m has been widely suspected, plus the 6m his agent apparently wanted plus signing on fees.......

100k AFTER British income tax is a big wage. That will be at least 130k a week, assuming he is massively tax dodging like most of the other top players. Reality is its probably 180-200k a week....

Still besides all this, I don't know why he chose Chelsea. Lampard, Mata, Meireles, Malouda, Ramires, Kakuta and even Lukaku can and have played in that ACM style 'number 10' position Hazard wanted or wide off the main striker.

Sure enough they won the European cup, but they were well off the pace in the league and i doubt that their European exploits will be repeated anytime soon. They are in the midst of a major rebuild. They must have assured him he'll play a lot, but they don't even have a permanent manager to agree with that yet!!!

United were the much better choice for footballing reasons. Scholes and Giggs have at most 2 more seasons left in them. There are few players there that can challenge him for a true number 10 position.

Anyways, whatever his motivation good luck to him. This transfer has been badly handled in terms of PR in my opinion, he looks a bit of a jackass before he even plays in England although he probably isn't really.

Mozilla894026d ago

Actually I just realized he never said Chelsea directly. I'm not believing this 100% until I hear something from Lille or Chelsea.

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jak3y13oy4026d ago

Okay it's not bullspit anymore. -.-

Hazard has probably gone their for the money.. sure they just won the champions league which they respectively won fairly but they are hopeless with their managers and i don't see Hazard playing much.

Though the line up; Hazard, Torres, Mata as the front three sounds very dangerous. (that's if Torres is playing his usual self again!)

jony_dols4026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

'Hazard has probably gone their for the money'

You are talking about the same Chelsea that have won 3 EPL's, 4 FA Cups & a Champions League in the last 7 seasons? I'm pretty sure money wasn't the only factor he took into consideration, when he signed for the European champions.

'i don't see Hazard playing much'

He is extremely versatile & can not only cover the central mid, but also out wide as well.

silvacrest4025d ago

100% agree, chelsea have proven themselves a quality side that the best in the world would want to play for

haters will always say "he went for the money" and completely disregard everything TROPHIES

DeLeTeDAcCoUnT_LOL4025d ago

Thibault Courtois, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Debruyne and Eden Hazard...... That's why, almost all of his U21 buddies are there and he will get as much cash as he would get from City and more playing time.... And plus United got Kagawa(Very close to getting him) and look at the stats:

Eden Hazard: 192 apps, 50 goals and 30 assists.
Shinji Kagawa: 198 apps, 86 goals and 45 assists.

And remember that this is Ligue 1 vs Bundesliga now I'll let you figure out which league is better.

PaPa-Slam4025d ago

100% agreed, he's definitely holding out the announcement until the game.

GanjaMan4025d ago

wat u on about mate hes confirmed it himself if that dont mean hes goin to chelsea then i dont no wat is :s

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buddymagoo4026d ago

Thank god! Is ego is bigger than his talent and I'm just happy we didn't waste 30m+ on him.

Bring on Kagawa!

camehlheon4026d ago

Where did you get that ego information from ? He's been very nice for years here, never heard anything bad about him, and trust me I'm listening !

silvacrest4026d ago

hes just deflecting his true feelings

buddymagoo4026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

If you check my comment history I was never interested in him. Very over rated!

Hazard: apps 192, goals 50, assists 38.
(Int: apps 26, goal 1).
Kagawa: apps 198, goals 86, assists 45.
(Int: apps 30, goals 10

Kagawa did this in a much harder league and will be a quarter of the price.

Ninjamonkey824026d ago

Said it all along hes a money man. Nothing more a bad season etc he will be on he first plane out. Need a player thats not only adept but is gonna be a United player to the badge.

These lads here always remind me off a cetain Mr Tommy Gunn (from Rocky) ;) You can train them make them good but when the money men step in they will always do you a bad turn.

We had another one of those the other season. Can do with out them need team players tbh. Kagawa has all the quality we need. The lad has made his intentions known that its United he wants to play for.

That imo is a good thing in its self none this pissing about making a show of himself. Hs talking is done on the football pitch and thats where it should be done.

zeddy4026d ago

just because chelsea got hazard doesnt automatically mean we get kagawa. infact theres more chance that city will get kagawa now that they've failed to get hazard.

Gamer19824025d ago

Don't think City are interested and always said Dortmund will not sell the guy. Why would they? Unless they get a silly bid they can't turn down. Not the 14 million utd have been offering.

Gamer19824025d ago (Edited 4025d ago )

Indeed he's gone to a team where he doesn't have to challenge for his place like at City or Utd and the only team willing to pay his 170k a week (before tax). City no longer need to pay silly wages to get players and utd aren't known for doing so. As for Kagawa you cannot compare them to be fair Hazard is younger most them apps came from when he was in the youth team! Also Utd had 2 bids for Kagawa turned down you ain't getting him.

silvacrest4025d ago

thats great and all, but you dont even have him yet, its a bit premature to bring out statistics

also, neither have played in the EPL so where they played in the past matters less

buddymagoo4025d ago

We have him!

He has already met with Sir Alex

We have agreed a fee

and he will be ours!

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camehlheon4026d ago

Transfer to Chelsea confirmed by the player. The transaction will be around £40M. Worth or not, you'll figure that out yourselves.

He's been impressive here in France for 3 seasons, made it best player of the league twice in a row, champion in 2011, in the top 3 scorers and assists... Well, that's some player, and young too.

freeduck4026d ago

40m? Wow that's outrageous.

Whatever happened to FFP?

Mozilla894026d ago

He just pulled that number out of nowhere. The transfer fee is unknown and Sky reports the salary to be around 100k pounds a week after tax.

Gamer19824025d ago

Gervinho had better stats in France before joining Arsenal and look how he turned out. Lets just see if he can cut it eh? He could be Torres V2.

Golden_Dive4026d ago

Belgian Stars Will Grow In Chelsea Fc -

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