Chelsea Makes the Most of Its Champions League Money
Hazard, born on January 7, 1991 in Belgium is only 21 years of age, but managed to finish this past season with 20 goals for Lille and has attracted the highest profile teams in Europe including Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Real Madrid and of course, Chelsea FC. Managers Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini have each personally paid visits to France to watch Hazard play, in hopes of bringing him to their respective Old Trafford and Etihad stadiums.
Although Arsenal have been courting Hazard since the last transfer window, and more recent rumours were rampant that he would end up signing with Manchester City or United, Twitter followers read today; ”I’m signing for the Champions League winner,” in reference to the Blues’ victory over Bayern Munich on May 19. It is suggested that Hazard will join the club for a transfer fee of nearly 40 million Euros.
Despite being just 21 years of age, Hazardalready has lots of professional experience as he joined Lille at 16, and has played 140 career matches for the club.
In other Chelsea news the club has re-signed Goalkeeper Petr Cech for four more years. Since joining the Premier League team from French side Rennes in 2004, Cech has made 369 appearances and won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups, and of course being a major part of winning the Champions league title this past month. For those who missed the finals, Cech made a crucial stop on a penalty in extra time.
… and thats the Last Word.