The young Belgian genius Eden Hazard has made it clear that his future lies in the Premiership next season, and he has variously touted Arsenal and Tottenham as likely destinations, but now it seems that the Premiership Champions Man United are also considering joining the bidding for the hottest property on the market this summer.
It was reported that Sir Alex Ferguson made a personal visit to watch Hazard last week, but that has now been confirmed by the United coach Rene Meulensteen in an interview with Voetbal International. He said: “The manager wanted to see Hazard by himself. That’s a sign that he thinks he is an interesting player.
“We talked a lot about him.
“For a club it’s important that you keep refreshing your squad.
“Hazard is a special talent, but it always takes a while. As example: We’ve followed David de Gea for a long time before we got him.
“Ferguson wants to know the character of the player. Because of that he’s going to look by himself for players. Hazard is ‘the man’ at Lille. Ferguson wanted to see if that had an influence on him.”
So it is looking as if Hazard is going to have a big choice of teams to choose from this summer, and Lille are going to benefit greatly from a bidding war, but will Wenger have the inclination to go head-to-head with Man Utd for a player he has always admired?