By Alan Duffy
For a number of seasons now, the fleet-footed Belgian wing-wonder that is Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Arsenal, enticed by the presence of Arsene Wenger and the Gunners’ trademark sexy football.
However, that move, which let’s face it, would’ve probably ended in tears once Barcelona had started playing with his mind, is now looking less and less likely to happen – with none other than high-flying Totttenham reported to be in the driving seat for the 21-year-old’s signature.
With Harry Redknapp’s side looking comfortable in third spot in the table and playing some exceedingly sexy football themselves, Hazard is now looking to the white half of north London.
In a recent interview on Belgian channel RTBF, he said:
“Maybe it will be Tottenham. It is a great English club. I said that I would go to England and there is very good players [at Spurs]. I have not yet signed, this is going to happen soon.”
With pretty much every heavyweight Premier League club in the hunt for Hazard, a move to Spurs is anything but certain. However, even the fact that the winger is mentioning Tottenham as a viable destination is sure to irk Arsenal fans, frustrated at the failure of Arsene Wenger to splash the cash on at least one big-money signing.
I can see it now, Tottenham spend around £40million on Hazard in the summer while Arsenal wait until the final hours of August 31st to bring in ‘value for money’ Matthew Etherington for an ‘undisclosed fee’ (of around 50p).