Tras comunicarlo primeramente el futbolista, el Chelsea hace lo mismo y comunica a través de una nota de prensa mediante la página web oficial el fichaje de Hazard, el belga dijo: “Estoy en un gran club, no veo la hora de comenzar”, aseguraba. El traspaso girará en torno a los 40 kilos, dinero a pagar medianto doble pago de 20 y 20 millones de euros, los cuales le sirven para invertir al Lille durante la temporada 2012/2013, Joe Cole formará parte del traspaso de uno de los genios del Siglo XXI.
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have agreed terms with Lille for the transfer of Eden Hazard.
The 21-year-old Belgian international has agreed personal terms with the club and today passed a medical examination. He will join the club in July when the players return for pre-season training.
Hazard, who was pursued by a host of top European clubs, moves to Stamford Bridge from the French Ligue 1 team, who he joined back in 2005 from Belgian side Tubize.
He is a versatile attacker who can play out wide, behind the frontman or as an out-and-out striker. Having been named the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year at the tender age of 17, the outstanding achievement from his five years in France was securing the league and cup double in 2010/11, his stock rising rapidly with a string of impressive displays.
During his final season at Lille, when he was a team-mate of Joe Cole, he scored 21 goals in 48 games and made 18 assists, playing an integral role as the club finished third behind Montpellier and Paris St-Germain, to make the Champions League qualifying rounds.