Emirates Stadium boss set to make big money offer for young playmaker.
Arsenal will make an ‘interesting’ bid for Eden Hazard in the summer. Arsene Wenger is known to be a fan of the wonder kid and could offer £30m + Theo Walcott for him.
Hazard is considered to be one of the brightest young talents in European football at the moment and has attracted the attention of several big clubs, including Chelsea & Real Madrid. It is Arsenal however who are thought to be leading the chase to land the Belgian by offering a whopping £30m + Theo Walcott in return for his signature.
SOURCE: Footy Bible
Well this would be a quite a coup. Arsene Wenger is known for his rather stingy attitude to player purchases so for the Gunners boss to make such a huge offer for 21 year old Lille player. Given that Theo Walcott will have just a year to run on his Arsenal contract by the summer his value will be reduced but we are still talking about a combined offer worth over £40m for the Belgian international, almost three times the North London club’s current record transfer spend.
Hazard has stated his intention to leave his Ligue 1 side this summer and a host of clubs are understandably keen on the Lille star, who helped his side to their first domestic title in over 50 years last term.
Arsenal may find it hard to lure Eden Hazard to the Emirates Stadium if Wenger hasn’t secured a top four finish this term and that must be a fear for the Gunners as they may also then struggle to keep hold of their star performers if they do indeed fail to clinch a spot in the Champions League for next term.
Hazard has notched up over 150 appearances for Lille and boss Rudi Garcia will be loathed to lose the talented goal scoring midfielder, who can play out wide or an advanced midfield role. There is talk of a possible move to make Joe Cole a permanent addition at the Stade Metropole if they do lose their prized asset.
Andrei Arshavin may well be on his way out in the summer so there would be even more need for the addition of an effective creative addition at Arsenal and perhaps Hazard is the ideal man for the job.