Eden Hazard has revealed that he plans to leave France next summer, and while the playmaker has quashed rumours of a January exit from Lille, he says he’s ready to go abroad.
Hazard has starred for Lille since the youngster moved into the senior side in 2007, and after scoring 20 goals in 120 appearances and staking his claim on the Belgium international side, he has attracted attention from numerous European clubs.
And the winger, who is a big target for Liverpool and Arsenal, says that while he won’t leave a club mid season, next June he wants to make his mark away from France.
"I won't leave in January,” Hazard told L’Equipe.
“It would be silly to do so. But it's my last season at Lille. I feel ready to go abroad."
Arsenal and Liverpool have long been connected with Hazard, and while Arsenal are reluctant to pay Belgian’s £25 million transfer fee, as quoted by Metro, Liverpool are reportedly more willing to meet Lille’s price.
Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be chasing Hazard, and despite the French outfit being able to offer big money wages, with the 20-year-old wanting to go overseas, Arsenal and Liverpool are in the front line to garner the star’s signature.