Date:22nd May 2012 at 6:41pm
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Anyone else think he looks a bit like Joe Cole?

Anyone else think he looks a bit like Joe Cole?

There is already a lot of speculation surrounding Hazard, and what his future holds, regarding where the 21 year old Belgian playmaker will play his football next season.

According to reports, there has been interest from, Manchester United, Manchester City, and also late interest from Chelsea. Hazard claimed that he would make an announcement after his final league game for Lille on Sunday. Lots of fans tuned in to watch his fantastic performance, as he completed his, what seems to be final game for Lille with a hat-trick. When the moment came, Hazard claimed that he still had not yet made his decision. This left a lot of fans, not just United fans, very angry and disappointed.

People are outraged, me included, with the way that the young talent has handled himself in the press. It’s another case of a young player thinking the world revolves around themselves, and when you have 3 of the top clubs in Europe waving vast amounts of cash in your face, at the end of the day, who can blame him. But no matter how he has handled himself, Eden Hazard is the real deal when it comes to showing the world he can play football. In 38 games, Hazard has scored 20 goals and notched up 16 assists. This for a midfielder is excellent no matter what people say. Hazard can dribble at pace and has a real eye for goal, which has been shown through some of his memorable solo goals.

United, reportedly look the favourites to sign him after talks with Manchester City allegedly fell through. However, with Chelsea winning the Champions League, he admitted this makes his decision a lot harder. United obviously can’t compete with the likes of City and Chelsea when it comes to money.

For me, Fergie has to do everything he can in order to make sure that Eden Hazard is playing his football at Old Trafford next year. Fergie talks a lot about value for money, and Hazard is surely not value for money with a fee of £32 million apparently being bid for the young lad, and a reported 200K a week. However, he is young and Manchester United, especially Fergie love concentrating on young talents and turning them in to world beaters. More importantly if Hazard is at United, it will firstly make us stronger and add more depth to the team,  and vitally it will stop our rivals from strengthening even more which is definitely something United as a whole don’t need.

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14 responses to “Is Eden Hazard Worth The Wait?”

  1. GAZZARO says:

    How can you said that Hazard is surely not value for money with a fee of £32 million???…

    If you follow this terrific Belgium star enough, you will realize that the fee of £32 million is very cheap…

    Last season United paid £16 million for a no dribbling skill winger like Ashley Young. If Hazard compare to Young, it is evident that they are in very much different class and calibre. Hazard is very much quicker, better on the ball, and very much more skillful. He, with his terrific dribbling skills, can beat 3-4 defenders easily, while Young is always struggling when he has to beat just 1 defender. Hazard produce so many assists per season and also can score so many great goals when the team is needed. That’s why he is the BEST player in the French League for 2 succesive seasons.

    If Young cost United £16 million, the real value of Hazard should be at least £40 million. That’s why the fee of £32 million is very cheap…

  2. Andy B says:

    Closest thing to Ronaldo since Ronaldo.

    Still dont think we will get him but we live in hope as we did with Ozil, Benzema, etc.

  3. Aragorn says:

    There is a “myth” that Fergie hates transfers being revealed before the window opens, and if they become public knowledge they are called off, this is supposed to stop other clubs bidding against United.
    If this is true, then maybe that is why he put off the announcement… on the advice of his future club.

    Realistically United are the only ones who can afford the wages he is demanding under FFP.
    Six weeks or so until we find out, typical silly season really.

  4. Gibraltarian says:

    I agree entirely with Gazzaro. This is the man. The real deal. It would also send a huge statement of intent that United are prepared to compete with the big boys. But I doubt we will land him.

    • Steve Waite says:

      If United sign Hazard (along with bolstering the centre of midfield and our other problem areas) I will consider the summer of 2012 HIGHLY successful.

      In the modern age of football, with better scouting and with a faster flow of information, it is becoming more and more necessary to pay for the best talents. While footballing gems will still be discovered for modest price tags, the likelihood is that top talents will require top dollar. Hazard is such a talent.

      £32 million is by no means cheap, but for a player of his calibre and his age I think that it is a (relatively small) gamble United cannot afford to take. I look forward to him tearing apart defences and setting the Premier League alight.

  5. Adam Marsh says:

    I agree to an extent, as i even stated in the article. Hazard is the real deal, but tbh £32 million cant be value for money, fair play hes gained a lot of assists and scored 20 goals from midfield. But at the end of the day, hes been playing in the french league.

    As for Ashley Young, 16m is a bargain, hes a top quality winger, fair comment he might not dribble past 4 or 5 defenders but he can beat one or two and deliver a fantastic ball, which is why he totted up most assists for a winger 3 seasons running. Furthermore, which is a vital factor, he was already proven in the best league in the world, the Premier League.

  6. thekaizer says:

    some people said 30mil for rooney was too much. how many people say that now. if we sign hazard for 32million. in 5 yrs people will say if was a steal

  7. tose says:

    i wonder why they wait untill the last moment ,they could land him last year or in january,,last year it would have been cheaper with smaller salary,and it was clear last year allready that he is going to be a top player..

  8. Mae_Devils says:

    Totally AGREE with Gazzaro and really wish SAF to get Hazard as soon as possible. He is the real world class player at only 21. Who knows… in 3-4 years time, with his fantastic skills, he may cost £80 million for the transfer fee.

    Agree that Young is a WASTE. When United play against big team like Chelsea, City, or even Liverpool, Young cannot perform well and hardly beat any defender (He always bring the ball aside or backwards and made a short pass to his frinds). This is the reason why SAF has to leave him on the bench when United play against City. Signing Young for £16 million and has to put him on the bench in big games, while signing Hazard for £32 million and he can be a big treat to any team… Hazard is a much better choice.

  9. Gorse Hill Red says:

    Hazard will also have to ask the question what are the chances of City and Chelsea playing Champions league football in a couple of seasons? Both clubs will not pass the FFP and there is high probability (if UEFA have an balls)that they will be thrown out.
    United would be the best option for Hazard if this is the case.

  10. Blue Tony says:

    Mmmm. Sounds like you’re trying to buy the league : )