Earlier this week Examiner.com hosted an article claiming that Tottenham looked to be the front runners in the race to sign highly rated Belgian international youngster Eden Hazard this summer.
It now looks as that rumor continues to be gathering steam across the European media as the player’s father, Thierry Hazard has made comments in regards to his son’s impending summer transfer. Goal.com quoted the senior Hazard from a previous newspaper interview with Het Nieuwsblad:
“For now I can only say what Eden said on Monday on TV: Yes, there is interest from Spurs, and no, there’s no offer.
“The priority for Eden is one thing: games, opportunities. It might be better to join a club just below the biggest.”
“He’s made the choice to go to England,”
“We also considered the Primera Division, but there are only two teams in Spain if you want to win silverware: Real and Barcelona.
“We have to be honest, even though Eden has plenty of talent, the competition for places is huge there.”
Those reasoning’s are what seem to be making a move to Tottenham the most attractive at the time for the young player. If he were to move to a major English Premier League club such as Manchester United or Manchester City he is less likely to make an immediate impact.
For Hazard there is more chance for pitch time in a squad like that of Harry Redknapp’s at Tottenham. The club has a right hand side that is wide open for opportunity as Aaron Lennon is likely to be forced to make room for the young Belgian.
The Daily Mail is also claiming that Tottenham are leading the race for the young player despite interst from Chelsea and both Manchester based EPL clubs.
However, Eden Hazard himself has made comments quoted in The Sun that suggest he could be more interested in a move to Tottenham’s local North London Derby rivals, Arsenal:
“There are several clubs that interest me in England and Arsenal is really a part.
“Of course, it’s always more fun when it’s the football is beautiful.
“In addition, at Arsenal, there is a French coach and French players, as well as my compatriot Thomas Vermaelen.”
He also continued to comment on why England and the Premier League is his preferred choice:
“That’s the championship where I think I can express myself better. Where I can learn more, too.
“It’s difficult to explain why, It’s a question of feeling.
“The level of the matches, the atmosphere in the stadiums, this is still well above anything I’ve experienced so far in France and that attracts me.
“And I know many people in England — this is another added attraction.”
The debate over were the talented player will go is likely to last all through the spring until he finally makes a decision in the summer. As the reason continues on Hazard’s form will have a lot of the deciding factor as to which teams will truly splash out the cash to get his signature.