Eden Hazard’s agent says that the Lille winger has agreed personal terms with three Premier League sides (United, City, Chelsea) and the player is now deciding what team to play for.
“We are no longer in the negotiations stage,” Hazard’s agent, John Bico said. “We have reached agreement with all parties. There will be no higher bid.
“Eden has already said he wants it to be fixed before June 2. He will decide after the Red Devils’ (Belgium) games against Montenegro and England, then go on holiday with peace of mind.”
Hazard is reported to be looking for wages of around £200,000-a-week, which if true, it is shocking to me that United would upset their wage scale for Hazard. That would make him the second highest paid player at United (behind Rooney). I don’t believe anyone else is on £150,000-a-week.
Throw in a £35m transfer fee and that is you are looking at £75m over four years for Hazard. Is he worth that kind of money?
Yes he is a talented player, and his hat-trick in his last game for Lille showed his class. But this transfer is starting to feel like The Decision, where it is all about him. That attitude works better at City or Chelsea where there are other players (Tevez, Terry) who feel that they are bigger than the club. That is not the case at Old Trafford.
What do you think about Hazard? Is he the big signing that United needs to make this summer? Can he develop into another Ronaldo?