Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has been very interested in the possibility of transferring Lille’s offensive midfielder Eden Hazard, but the move was blocked by the French club. They wanted to keep the midfielder a little longer in order to have a stronger team in the attempt to get something out of the participation in the Champions League group stage.
Hazard’s agent John Bico admitted that Hazard will probably leave the French club soon, and he left the door opened for a new Arsenal bid.
“He has shown from the beginning of the season that he is able to play for any of the big clubs, including Real Madrid.”, said Bico
“Eden has matured in every aspect. Perhaps next summer will be the moment to leave in search of the biggest challenge.
“Wenger wanted the player but Lille said no to the sale last summer. It’s certain that Real Madrid have been watching.
“I don’t think Zidane’s presence will necessarily decide things. Zidane has always praised him but that, on its own, will not be sufficient.”
Hazard has been playing for Lille’s senior squad since his debut in 2007, and now at the age of 20 he is very close to joining Arsene Wenger’s Gunners. The Frenchman followed the Belgian’s evolution for several years now, and he will surely go back with an improved offer in January after missing on the transfer in the summer.