Chelsea’s Frank Lampard ‘very excited’ by Eden Hazard signing

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits his excitement at the prospect of playing alongside Eden Hazard next term

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Frank Lampard has revealed his delight at the news that Eden Hazard is poised to join Chelsea next season.

The 21-year-old Belgium playmaker had been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and he finally ended months of speculation when revealed that he would be joining the “Champions League winners” on Twitter on Monday.

The move will reportedly be worth in the region of £32m and was personally pushed through by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

And Lampard admits he is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Hazard next season at Stamford Bridge.

“It is very exciting to hear the news,” said Lampard. “I haven’t seen much French football but everyone I speak to says he is a very top player, a very top young player.

“If he can bring that youth and hunger and ability into our team, then he’ll be very welcome.

“Joe Cole knows him very well and spent a year at Lille with him. Talking about those type of players, Joe is very honest and knowledgeable and he has been very impressed with him.”

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