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Manchester United Transfer Rumours: Eden Hazard Will Reportedly Join Red Devils

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IMay 22, 2012

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 02:  Eden Hazard of LOSC Lille Metropole during the UEFA Champions League, group B match between FC Internazionale Milano and LOSC Lille Metropole at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on November 2, 2011 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Lille forward Eden Hazard is reportedly headed to Manchester United, according to BBC Radio (via Mirror Football), in what would be a massive boost to the Red Devils' attack after a heartbreaking second-place finish in the Premier League this season.

Another day, another Eden Hazard to #mufc rumour. Details of this one: "announced as a done deal on BBC Radio for £32m"

— MirrorFootball (@MirrorFootball) May 22, 2012

BBC does not have a report on their website as of the writing of this article, but if the report is true, the Red Devils will have earned a major victory in the transfer market.

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City also had interest in Hazard, according to the Daily Mail, but United were able to persuade him to make a move to Old Trafford.

Hazard gives manager Sir Alex Ferguson a winger with fantastic pace, strong dribbling skills and phenomenal goal-scoring ability.

With talented wingers such as Nani and Valencia already in the squad, United will have plenty of attacking firepower on the flanks going forward.

The 21-year-old Belgian finished second in France's Ligue 1 this season with 20 goals scored in league play. He was also a major reason why Lille finished third in the league table and secured Champions League football for next season.

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During his Lille career, Hazard has proven that he has the talent to excel in the Premier League, which is arguably the most difficult and competitive football league in all of Europe.

If Hazard joins United, they could become the favorites to win the Premier League next season and would certainly be a force to be reckoned with in Champions League play.