May 18 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Frank Lampard is looking forward to seeing Eden Hazard in a Blue shirt after the Belgian turned down moves to Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham
Chelsea star Frank Lampard is delighted at the prospect of seeing the Eden Hazard alongside him in a Blue shirt.
The Belgian revealed that he was going to sign for the Blues via twitter, turning down the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham in the process.
“It is very exciting to hear the news,” Lampard said.
“I haven’t seen so much of the French football but everyone I speak to says he is a very top player, a very top young player.
“If he can bring that youth and hunger and ability into our team, then he’ll be very welcome.
“Joe Cole knows him very well and spent a year at Lille with him.
“Talking about those type of players, Joe is very honest and knowledgeable and he has been very impressed with him.”
Hazard joins fellow Belgian Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen at leading Premier League clubs and Lampard is noticing the fact that Belgian football is improving.
“We were talking over lunch about the quality players Belgium have now,” the England midfielder added.
“Maybe in recent years they haven’t been seen as one of the top nations.
“But when you think of the quality players playing around England and Europe at the moment in their team, they are going to provide a very tough game for us.”