Eden Hazard has dominated the transfer window since the English football season ended about two weeks ago.
Both Manchester clubs were the initially linked when the Belgian announced the Premier League as his destination, and he make both sets of fans suffer with his teasing twitter updates and leg pulling comments during interviews.
Chelsea became favorites to sign the Lille playmaker after being crowned European Champion according to his agent and the much awaited news was confirmed on Monday night as the player took to Twitter to announce he would be a member of Roman Abramovich’s empire next season.
Good news for Chelsea fans across the globe as the talent this 21-year-old possesses is unbelievable, but now Hazard has to unleash the talent and deliver for the London club as he has done for Lille in previous years. Transfer sagas are normally created and manipulated by the Press but the way Eden Hazard got entangled in his transfer, tormenting and creating unnecessary arguments between fans of teams involved will be no help to his arrival in the Premier League.
The English Press made him feel on top of the world with their daily reports on the sluggish progress of the transfer, making him one of the Premier League hottest commodities before he had even kicked a ball for his new team.
If Hazard ever thought his partnership with the Press to create unnecessary headlines day in and day out was doing him any good, then he must have been living in wonderland. This is the English Premier League and Belgium international will be under the spotlight –at least for his first season-, reporting every move of his both on and off the pitch.
Adapting to the demands of the Premier League will surely not be easy and with the Press magnifying and updating your every mistake, life doesn’t get much difficult than that, does it?
David De Gea arrived at Manchester United last summer not knowing enough English to even announce his arrival on twitter but the media made sure his confidence was squashed for the first half of the season after a couple of mistakes and at certain points of the season made Sir Alex Ferguson question his decision to make him United’s number one. Such is life in England.
Most fans in the Premier League also saw Eden Hazard’s behavior as sheer arrogance rather than uncertainty. His constant teasing of three top English clubs and his desire to cherry-pick will inevitably mean he is set for a hard time from the fans he mocked with his self-centered egoism. Not in an anti-football kind of way, but the atmosphere in certain Premier League grounds is simply incomparable.
Hazard is a great addition to the Premier League but there will be a lot more than Chelsea looking at the progress he makes. The time for talking is over, it’s reality check time.
This time last year it was Alexis Sanchez, hardly set the world on fire last season… Beware the hype.
Forget Hazard, we need to move on. It’s looking like we might be getting Shinji Kagawa which is good news. I would love James Rodriguez to arrive from FC Porto as well, maybe with Anderson going the other way. I would also like Nick Powell to arrive as he has a lot of potential.
I’m wondering if Luka Modric will become Ferguson prime target though. Chelsea aren’t likely to be involved although you never know. Mn City might want him as well. Modric would need to put another transfer request though.
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Last year before the 11-12 season started, people were comparing young and downing with many favoring downing. We all know who emerged better. So we can’t say anything yet
Another thing. The other day i was looking at the stats of both hazard and shinji and well:
Kagawa=198 matches, 86 goals, 45 assists.
Hazard=192 matches, 50 goals, 30 assists.
Shinji is 23 and hazard is 21 and shinji plays for a club who are playing in a more competitive league.
Now many will say “Hazard is a better footballer”…but the stats show that Kagawa is more effective than Hazard!
Also Kagawa said that United was always his dream club. Now that might be just a statement but i believe him. Ask any Dortmund supporter and they’ll tell you how genuine this lad is. Hazard on the other hand acted like a drama queen lately. We don’t want a Drama queen at United. No matter how good he is. Kagawa is a great player. His movement and ability to ghost in to goal scoring positions is amazing. Hope we clinch it.
Honestly, if it is in comparisons, I’d prefer kagawa to hazard, though both are players united need their services