NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News  » Sports » Hazard agrees terms with Chelsea, passes medical

Hazard agrees terms with Chelsea, passes medical

June 05, 2012 12:13 IST

Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard has agreed terms with Chelsea and passed a medical, the Premier League club said on Monday.

The versatile 21-year-old, who has been with French club Lille since 2005, will join up with Chelsea in July.

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have agreed terms with Lille for the transfer of Eden Hazard," the European champions said on their website (

Eden HazardA target for many of Europe's top clubs, Hazard said he was delighted to have joined the London club as they begin a re-building process following last season's disappointing sixth placed finish in the Premier League.

"I'm delighted to finally arrive here, it's a wonderful club and I can't wait to get started," he said.

Hazard, named best Ligue 1 player in the past two seasons, led Lille to the French title in 2011 and scored 20 goals in the last campaign, including a hat-trick in the final game of the season to secure a third-placed finish for the club.

Hazard is the fourth Belgian to join Chelsea, following the arrivals of Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.

© Copyright 2018 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.