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Eden Hazard: Coveted Superstar Cannot Go Wrong in Move to Premier League

CHAMBON, FRANCE - JULY 23:  Eden Hazard of Lille in action during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Saint Etienne on July 23, 2011 in Chambon sur Lignon, France.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2012

Eden Hazard isn't going to Manchester United just yet, as was falsely reported this morning by ESPN, but he could be in the very near future.

Or he could be going to newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City. Or he could even sign off on a move to newly-crowned UEFA League Champions Chelsea.

Hazard told Canal+ (via ESPN):

"Of course it makes you think as Chelsea have won the Champions League. They're a big team and will be playing in the Champions League next season. They have great players and I always said I wanted to be playing. I think there is the possibility to play as well.

"I still don't know [which club I will join] yet, otherwise I would have announced it today. Nothing is done yet but it will happen soon."

A year ago Hazard was on the radar for an Arsenal move, but it never came to fruition and the 21-year-old Belgian returned to French Ligue 1 squad Lille.

Now he's keen on a move to England and the three favorites to land his services offer him the best of the best.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will return interim manager Roberto Di Matteo to the sideline, but he's made as strong a case as possible with his run to to a Champions League title.

The Blues struggled in league play this year against the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, the latter of which won the league title in the last minutes of the season.

A move to either of these three clubs will do no wrong for Hazard. The Citizens in the Eastlands did not have the same success outside of league play, but they have a ton of talent and will pay for anything and everything they need.

United, meanwhile, is a perennial power in every competition, and Hazard would be another star on their near all-star squad.

Whichever club he chooses, if it is one of these three, gives him a chance at the glory and competition he's longed for while playing in France. At only 21-years old, Hazard a bright future should he move to England.

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