I don’t personally believe he will leave the Stade Lille Metropole this summer, with only eight days left in the window it doesn’t make sense for Lille to part with the Belgian forward regardless of the price offered. However as I’ve always said…..you never know.
When you look back at the Gervinho deal and how long that took the two parties to agree it would be amazing to see Lille do a quick deal with Arsenal and allow them time to bring in 2/3 replacements.
Anyway enough of that, take a look at a few posts about Hazard.
First up is a profile I wrote back in December – it was written for my gibfootballshow website and was well received.
Next up is a piece I wrote when the Arsenal interest first appeared back in April before the transfer window opened. It explained the situation with Eden in regards to his new contract in Lille and why I didn’t think he would move.
Finally a little follow up piece when the rumours grew stronger with regards to Hazard moving away from Lille, and some more reasons why I thought he wouldn’t move.
As I said it would be a massive surprise if Wenger and Arsenal managed to convince Lille to part with their prize asset, days before the window closed and meant Lille would be heavily weakened for their Champions League assault.
It is very important for the Champions to secure a place in next seasons Champions League with the opening of the new stadium planned for the 2012/13 season.
The transfer window clock is ticking down and it would be surprising if he wasn’t in a Lille shirt come September 10th when Les Dogues travel to Saint-Etienne