The Belgian international has been linked with a host of top clubs around Europe, however the Premier League is most preferred destination for the forward as he looks to prove his talent at an elite club on English soil.
Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and the Gunners have been heavily linked with the Lille man who has been making headlines all season, with United looking the most likely destination with their title winning credentials and Fergurson spotted watching the 21-year-old in action recently.
But it’s Arsenal where former team mate Cabaye believes Hazard will shine rather than Spurs where there are instabilities relating to the unknown future of manager Harry Redknapp.
Cabaye told L’Equipe:
I am friends with Eden and if he comes to England then it will be good news for the Premier League.
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Tottenham or Arsenal? I recommend Arsenal. Spurs is a good club now but it’s not clear who will be coach next season.
Arsenal would be good for Hazard. Wenger speaks French and mentally Lille have a similar philosophy to Arsenal. I don’t know if conversations are advanced but Arsenal would be the best club for Hazard.
Manchester United are rumoured to have moved for the ‘Argentine Christiano Ronaldo’ which could potentially throw a spanner in the works for Hazards move to the current Premier League leaders, but will Wenger sanction a big money move for the talented Lille forward?
His wages and transfer fee alone is likely to blow Arsenal’s budget for the summer and whether he can succeed on the big stage is another question to be answered too as the English league is a totally different kettle of fish to the French Ligue 1.
But I certainly wouldn’t be disappointed if Hazard does indeed head to the Emirates as he would provide plenty of competition to the likes of Walcott, Gervinho and Miyaichi for the wide positions and maybe Wenger has other ideas about Oxlade-Chamberlain playing more centrally sooner than we expect.