Eden Hazard tells Lille he wants to leave for ‘bigger club’

Highly-rated attacking midfielder reveals his desire to quit the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season

eden hazard
Hazard has been linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea Photo: Zoncr9

eden hazard

Eden Hazard has told Lille he wants to leave the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season to join a “bigger club”.

The highly-rated 20-year-old Belgium international has been linked with a number of top European clubs of late, including Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Bayern Munich and Internazionale.

And the attacking midfielder, who has netted four goals for Lille this term, is keen to secure a move to another European league at the end of the current campaign.

“I am ready to move on and make the next step in my career at a bigger club,” Hazard told L’Equipe.

“I wanted to stay with Lille this term, because I still had things to prove here. I now feel ready to move to a bigger club though. I am ready to make an impact at a foreign club.”

Hazard has also played down the chances of him joining Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain. “Paris is magical and I’m definitely attracted to the city,” he added.

“It’s not for now though. I don’t want to join another French team and strengthen one of Lille’s rivals. That would be the wrong thing to do.”

Gary Lineker
Carragher, Lineker react to Origi's winner in Liverpool FC's 1-0 victory at Wolves
Michael Owen
‘Body blow’: Michael Owen reacts to Divock Origi’s goal in Liverpool FC’s 1-0 win at Wolves
Cristiano Ronaldo Man United
Mark Lawrenson predicts outcome of Man United v Crystal Palace
Fred Man United
Peter Schmeichel, Usain Bolt react to Man United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace
Former Chelsea FC winger Pat Nevin (Photo: YouTube / Screen grab)
BBC Sport pundit claims ‘Man United of old’ are back after 1-0 win over Crystal Palace
Gary Lineker
Carragher, Lineker react to Origi's winner in Liverpool FC's 1-0 victory at Wolves
Michael Owen
‘Body blow’: Michael Owen reacts to Divock Origi’s goal in Liverpool FC’s 1-0 win at Wolves
Cristiano Ronaldo Man United
Mark Lawrenson predicts outcome of Man United v Crystal Palace
Fred Man United
Peter Schmeichel, Usain Bolt react to Man United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace
Former Chelsea FC winger Pat Nevin (Photo: YouTube / Screen grab)
BBC Sport pundit claims ‘Man United of old’ are back after 1-0 win over Crystal Palace
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature