Why has Eden Hazard not be mentioned in connection with AC Milan?
First of all, his style of play suits the Italian game much better than the English game, as the physicality of the Premier League would not work in Hazard's favor.
Second of all, he can play in behind the strikers as well as on the wing, meaning he has the ability to fill in both problem areas for Milan. Hazard is touted as being the hottest prospect in European football right now, and when a player of his caliber is made available, Milan should take notice.
I have seen multiple articles calling him the next Cristiano Ronaldo, which could not be more wrong. Ronaldo, while being immensely talented, is a very selfish player. Hazard is not in the least bit.
His goal scoring record for his club, 16 in 109 appearances, is not nearly that of Ronaldo's, as Ronaldo bagged 16 goals in about a third of all competitions this season.
What makes Hazard different than Ronaldo is his ability to create chances for his teammates as Gervinho and Moussa Sow would not have experienced nearly the amount of success this season without the help of the little Belgian. He is, in my opinion, reminiscent of another Portuguese superstar by the name of Luis Figo.
Truly an orchestrator of play as well as one of the most exciting players to watch in the world, Hazard has been linked with almost every big club not in Italy. Milan has Champions League football next season, something that Liverpool, a club he has been linked with does not. Milan has experienced recent success something Arsenal have failed to do for some time now. They are not in the midst of completely overhauling their first team like Chelsea are. He will get playing time with the Rossonieri and that would be very difficult at both Madrid and Barcelona.
His talent is unquestionable, and he has brought Lille from relative obscurity to surprise champions of Ligue 1.
He has already been capped 20 times for Belgium and at the age of 20, he has the potential to become Belgium's greatest football ever. Hazard will be expensive, and with the amount of clubs that want him, his price could rise significantly to over 30 million euros.
While some may be surprised about his inclusion in this list, Hazard would be perfect for Milan, but the odds of him coming to Italy would be slim.