Liverpool are clearly lacking a bit of a creative spark at times and are also short of wing options so it seems possible that Damien Comolli is buying into the old 2 birds 1 stone adage as reports surfacing in Italy suggest that the Anfield side are ready to join the race to sign highly fancied winger Eden Hazard.
The Belgian has been linked with a host of different clubs and has attracted interest from Liverpool before but according to Italian reports from our friends at Itasportpress they are hoping to beat off competition from other clubs and sign the player this Summer.
Hazard began life in his native Belgium in the youth academy at Tubize, however it was not long before he was demonstrating his potential and he moved to the academy of Ligue 1 French club Lille in 2005. He made his debut for the first team during the 07-08 season. He became a regular the following year and has never looked back since and it is from that point that he has began to impress watching scouts and attract interest from clubs all over the place!
Some of the more grouchy visitors to the Tavern are already a bit sick of the guy really with the shear number of different rumours that have floated around, well to those people I say relax, it is only a matter of time before he moves and I reckon it is likely to be this Summer. Admittedly he has recently signed a contract extension until 2015 but maybe it is the cynic in me, but I just see that as a way to guarantee more money for the winger when he should move.
He has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona over the years and it has always been the Gunners that have appeared the most likely destination, whether that is still the case remains to be seen. Hazard in many ways is an Arsenal player and it would appear that they might be attempting somewhat of a reshuffle this Summer as Arsene Wenger attempts his last throw of the dice next term as the Gunners boss.
Liverpool however are ready to do battle and hoping to win his signature, Itasportpress report that they will have to offer in excess of £18million to convince the current Ligue 1 leaders Lille to sell one of their star performers.
He is certainly a player that would bring a lot to Anfield, in recent weeks in this establishment alone Kenny Dalglish has been linked to the signatures of various different wide men, but Hazard is one of the most exciting wingers in Europe and should they secure his signing it could be a real show of intent from the possibly resurgent club.
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