UK time is: 16:26:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hazard: A Choice Of Champions?

Having secured the title of Ligue 1's Player Of The Year, Lille's young prodigy Eden Hazard will play his final game in France tonight. Next stop, somewhere in England...

The brilliant 21 year old attacking midfielder has scored 17 league goals for Lille this season and is the most prolific assister in France with 15 to his name. Lille will finish the season in third place and the Champions League play offs.

Expand his record out over four full seasons and a bit. We're looking at 146 Ligue 1 appearances, 33 goals and 34 assists. Not bad. Small wonder that the Belgian livewire has been so heavily linked with City and United all season.

In advance of Lille's final game of the season and Hazard's farewell tonight at home to Nancy, the French media are reporting that Champions League winners Chelsea lodged a whammer of a bid for Hazard in advance of their famous victory in Munich last night.

Having finally secured Roman Abramovich's holy grail in the twilight of his Chelsea old guard's careers, the oligarch is about to embark upon a major squad rebuilding operation and Hazard's signature would be the first step in that process.

TF1 reports that Hazard will announce his destination tonight. It could come down to a straight choice between the two jubilant champions City and Chelsea.

Watch this space.



UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

Fri 27 July Arsenal, Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing, Friendly
Su 12 August, Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield
Sa 18 August, To Be Confirmed, PL

- The 2012/13 Premier League season will kick off on Saturday the 18th August 2012. Fixtures will be announced around the middle of June, with the first set of television picks selected approximately 2-3 weeks later.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Champions Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 20 2012

Time: 6:42AM

Your Comments

Wouldn't he rather go to manure and play for free? I mean, they've got all the history, innit?
fifthcolumnblue
haha @ fifthcolumnblue,sad thing is,they'll never stop with those remarks,but on the bright side,our two disgusting oil mafia clubs will continue to win trophies!Anyway,I fully expect Hazard to go to you guys,think he'll be a great addition to the PL wherever he goes.
BlueBlaze
He needs to choose where he wants to go and people then need to respect his choice. Naturally I woud like him to come to City but any man has the right to ply his trade where he wants and we all should respct that.
Wswilly3
my bet is he is hanging out for the Club that will pay him the most and Chelsea look like they will float the boat on this one.
buzz lightyear
Chelsea? You mean Abramovich Inc, surely? Chelsea are a bankrupt shell posing as a football club. ;)
Wyn Mills
Wyn, you truly are a Backpfeifengesicht ;)
fifthcolumnblue
Chelsea will have pocketed tens of millions after last night's win, plenty for the transfer kitty.
StuMCFC
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Players Respond To Newcastle Loss (Thursday October 30 2014)

Harsh Rodney Marsh (Thursday October 30 2014)

Pellegrini - Same Failures Cost Us (Thursday October 30 2014)

Silver Lining (Thursday October 30 2014)

Boss Hopeful On Duo (Thursday October 30 2014)

Yaya Recognised (Thursday October 30 2014)

Stats: Man City v Newcastle (Wednesday October 29 2014)

The Great Dane - City Are Bigger (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Team News: City v Newcastle United (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 211
2. Skoorb 178
3. fifthcolumnblue 123
4. OziMan 99
5. Bluedub 86
6. rojo2010 81
7. kennyclementstache 73
8. CITYBOY1000 68
9. PhillyBlueMoon 63
10. johnkelv 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 9 7 2 0 +15 23
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 +15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 +9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 +5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 +4 14
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 +3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 +1 14

Breaking League News

One to Watch - Diego Costa
Q.P.R. : 31/10/2014 16:03:00
Tonev Gets Seven Match Ban
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 15:20:00
Steer Returns & Disappears To Yeovil
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 15:11:00
The Villa Times - 31/10/2014
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 13:00:00
Arsenal v Burnley Match Preview
Arsenal : 31/10/2014 12:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

The Stretfords Are Getting Cocky. Who Will Win On Sunday?
Suggested By:  Ivor Galactico
The rags 40%
The Champions 60%