We here the term ‘hot property’ or ‘sought after’ alot these days but these two most certainly describe Eden Hazard’s summer.
According to reports Lille president Frederic Paquet has stated at least four clubs are interested in the 21-year-old winger.
“I am not sure he knows himself where he will go, so for the moment, we don’t know,” Paquet told Sky Sports News.
“From my knowledge he has four teams interested in buying him. It is not up to us to tell to him where to go.
We have a very strong relationship with the player, we will work together and are waiting for him to make a choice between these four teams.”
These four teams are believed to be Manchester duo City & United and London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea. Wherever the Belgian chooses he is certain to upset the clubs rivals.
Let’s analyse what move would be best for the flying winger:
City employed a 4-2-3-1 formation for most of this season with Silva, Tevez, Nasri playing in the 3 and Aguero playing the lone striker role. Now no one knows if Tevez will stay or go but I think Hazard would struggle to hold down a first team place at City and may end becoming another Adam Johnson.
Now United play a simple 4-4-2 meaning Hazard would quite easily slot into either wing position. However, with the terrific form of Valencia and having only paid £20m for Ashley Young last summer would they really be willing to leave either on the bench. Ferguson would probably drop Valencia as he has done a few times but in all honesty will Hazard offer more than Valencia? I think not as Valencia is massively under rated.
Hazard would slot easily into Arsenal’s front three along side Podolski and Van Persie meaning Walcott would drop out. Hazard would certainly improve Arsenal’s attacking options but with Arsene Wenger’s desire to not spend much money and Arsenal’s wage structure could they really out bid the other 3 contenders? No.
Chelsea’s Champions League victory certainly makes them an attractive outfit for any player and there is certainly space in Chelsea’s team for Hazard to become a regular, much like Mata. I think Hazard would get the most game time at Chelsea most likely playing on the left with mata in the middle, someone else on the right and Torres through the middle (should he stay). Hazard would become a first team regular at a massive club which constantly challeneges for honours and therefore I feel Chelsea is the move for him.
Where do you think Hazard would best fit? And where would Hazard fit into your team?
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