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I want Sturridge signed!! This contract is worrying me! I hope any Hazard pursuit isn't a replacement
Chill out buddy. Seriously he has a year and a half to go

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I want Sturridge signed!! This contract is worrying me! I hope any Hazard pursuit isn't a replacement

No, the aim will probably be to have Hazard out wide left and bring Mata in as an ATMC where he can link with Torres more.

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I want Sturridge signed!! This contract is worrying me! I hope any Hazard pursuit isn't a replacement

Oh, they will sort that or they will HAVE to have a really blinding plan B! Either way Hazard isn't really anything much like Danny, is he? Much more a cross between a true tricky winger and a number ten with an eye for goal to my mind and not nearly as direct as young Daniel-I actually think the two players on either side of Nando with Mata somewhere behind him would be thrilling to watch even if I have a feeling we might be just as well going for OPOcampos byut it has to be said that Chelsea kind of "need" a marquee signing and one with considerable creativity and flair too at some poiint in the very near future. I doubt, now, that many of us underestimate not bagging Modric last summer and many wil feel that we could, seriously, have made moire of a serious go at getting Pastore rather than allowing ourselves to be shafted by waiting on Levy changing his mind or Luka acting up and out of character(I really respect the guy for not crying and going on "strike" as many would have done esp after Levy lied to him to sign the extension)to engineer a move we kind of all knew would't happen.

Torres was a shock in every respect when he signed and Luiz, cult hero and with amazing, though erraatci , quality weren't targets we went after like we did with Modric or Robinho for example and it would possibly do the club a surge of goodto be seen capable of nabbing like likes of a Gotze or a Hazard. IDK if we can afford it and would go for a midfielder and Ocampos(I might be getting a man crush) more within our financial ploans going forward-do we, though, GET that creative midfield player simplay BY signing someone else to play on the LW!? Are we that sure Mata can be that man especially in a 433? I worry about him defensively in a 433 as he would seriously harm us trying to play the rotational midfield AVB loved at Porto because he's so slight and relatively weak and easily shrugged off by big , brutish box to boxers in the Prem-Modric is slight but can bear the physical battle as he's a more wiry little git! Go to 4231 and make use of the rotation we could have for all occasions in the holding/box to box/supporting two and Mata at a true number ten sounds great between a Hazard and Danny so I wonder if it's a case of us signing either or-whichever comes first or cheapest/best value? Of course that still leaves me thinking about the impact we'd have on the minds of other current talents in all positions by sending out a message with signing a player like Gotze or a Hazard. Putting it straight, from everything I've seen, unless we get someone as good in the middle as Luka or Wesley(ability wise)it might be cheaper value wise to go for a wide man. Porto want 35million Euros for Moutinho and you can get Hazard, younger and more exciting for 5million more right now and it's arguable that all Joao would do is mean we'd stkiill be short a true creator in MF as he's simply no Modric and not really close to the kind of type we'd need imhporto had threee pretty similar players all jack of all trades whereas our guys are more specialised in their skillsets and asigning Moutinho makes as many worries for my mind as it solves and the same's true of Rodwell and a host of other CM players who just aren't the creator we'd want and need=maybe Mata is our best bet, he's alreaady here and wingers seem a better prospect for me right now signing wise.

Anyway, yeah, we need to be signing Danny up sharpish as the fans would be unhappy if we endd up with a DD/Kalou contract mess over a young talent in the team every game-and English-so I'd be amazed if we didn't try to nail him down very long tertm very soon-we don't, as a club, want his own ideas of his value rising a good deal more in the apparent light of us folding to Cahill and playing the bloke 80 thou a week when Mata gets 65,000. Danny won't, and nor will his agent, see why Cahill's worth more unpriven at the Bridge than he, a creative goalscoring player in great form this year is. Also won't care about us saving on his transfer fee or want to hear about FFP rules when Cahill's boned that particular movement at the club meant to be cutting contract size. With players it comes down to that weekly paycheck and Studge will, quite understandably, feel he should be worth a bit more to his side than Cahill right about now and, equallu, wont get why Mata had to agree to less and Cahill didn't. They could and should have cut the weekly down and done a better signing on as that weekly figure doesn't go away but the one off of the signing on fee would imo-if the figures are teue about GC I think Gourlay could have caused himself and the cluba good few worries in the very near future.

Why does he et more than me every week? That's all they wil think, trust me, I just hoe it doesn't mean we have to ave a little more than we need to or end up upsetting players who we invested a lot of time, money and hope into for them to sod off just when we start needing them. They must sort all that out.

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People seem to be forgetting two important things: the 'agent' of Eden Hazard who said he wanted to go to Madrid, Marc Formeaux, isn't his agent. That was printed in Marca (pro-Madrid paper willing to post anything) and his real agent is John Bico.

This.

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If we're talking about being able to challenge for the PL and CL, I always get the impression our squad is so close and yet so far. I don't think we actually need as much of an over hall as it seems, but we do need two particular signings (out wide and in the centre). Hazard is probably one of them, and probably the best candidate if we want an real winger (together with a young age and potential).

With our defense of Cole, Terry, Cahill/Luis, Ivanovic and Cech, A midfielder 3 of Essien, Mata and Sneijder with Hazard and Sturridge out wide and Torres up front = woooaaoooaaoooaaaaoooh. But it's too bad just those two players could cost, I don't know, £65m? If Hazard's release clause is 33m max and the general price I've seen thrown around for Sneijder is 30m'ish.

Then again, we offered 40-effing-m for Modric alone, and we're probably set to free up wages from Drogba, Anelka, Alex, Malouda and Kalou pretty soon.

It seems steep, but top clubs spend a lot of money and you don't even realize it. Everyone acts like Barcelona is made up of free youth players. But in summer 2010 they signed Villa for 35m, then the following summer signed Sanchez for 22m and Fabregas for around 33m, so 90m in a calender year, and then United also spent 80m on various players, and neither of these squads are dropping key players due to age like we are. And Liverpool, 130m in their Calendar year too from summer 10-11. So the fact we spent 100m on Torres, Mata and Luis isn't unusual.

And we're still only just short. One of Hazard or Sneijder and I think we'd be back to easily challenging for the Premier League (both in the quality they'd provide and the service they could give to Torres and Sturridge), and both of them and we'd be back on top of the CL too.

So I'd signed Hazard if he's what we really need and we want to be challenging for a PL/CL double. He's only going to get more expensive. If Madrid snap him up, in goes a 200m release clause, he'll settle in glamorous Spain with less tax and we'll probably never see him again.

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Siven   

It seems steep, but top clubs spend a lot of money and you don't even realize it. Everyone acts like Barcelona is made up of free youth players. But in summer 2010 they signed Villa for 35m, then the following summer signed Sanchez for 22m and Fabregas for around 33m, so 90m in a calender year, and then United also spent 80m on various players, and neither of these squads are dropping key players due to age like we are. And Liverpool, 130m in their Calendar year too from summer 10-11. So the fact we spent 100m on Torres, Mata and Luis isn't unusual.

I would argue that Barcelona is a squad mostly made up of relatively free players.. Messi, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Busquets, Pique, Puyol, Valdes, Thiago, Rafinha, Cuenca, Delofeu, and a whole bunch of others.

Yes, they've got some expensive pieces in their squad and a bunch of flops as well (Keirrison, Ibra, Chrgyrnsky.. 25 million euro for that guy to play 12 games) plus Villa, fabregas, alves, abidal, alexis, and henry.. but the vast majority of their squad is homegrown. We should strive to have that kind of youth program and I don't think any club in the world is comparable to Barca in terms of assembling their squad.. maybe Bayern or Arsenal comes close (look what good it's done them, and a lot of their youth were bought for big money).

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It doesn't happen overnight & when we have had, Cork, Mellis, Sinclair, Bertrand, Mancienne etc just in this past generation & then the likes of McEachran, John Swift, Lewis Baker, RLC there's an eternity of improvement to the academy I once knew where we only had one gem to hope on every other year.

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http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lille-star-hazard-wants-chelsea-man-utd-talks-month-2628211?utm_source=feed_newsnow

A move to England THIS MONTH could be on for Lille star Eden Hazard.

Not only would he be receptive to an offer from Chelsea or Manchester United, he could even be prised away during the current transfer window, despite his club insisting he will not be allowed to leave until the end of the season.

Hazard's agent John Bico, who confirmed Chelsea were considering a £25million bid for a player with a £33million release clause, told the Mail on Sunday: "Eden's career has been built on a patient philosophy of developing, year by year, and his ambition today is to try and make Lille champions for a second successive season.

"But he is a professional, and the club is a company. Sometimes clubs have to deal with the reality of the market, and Eden will go along with whatever Lille decide."

A source close to Hazard says he would welcome a move to Chelsea or United.

"England isn't exactly a million miles away, so it wouldn't be any great upheaval," he said.

"It all depends on the project put to Eden and the ambition he senses from whoever he is talking to. Real (Madrid) like him, and he likes them but, as with any player, he would view Manchester United as an great opportunity.

"If Roman Abramovich really is providing funds to take Chelsea back to the top again, then they would be interesting, as well. He would consider that, for sure."

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It doesn't happen overnight & when we have had, Cork, Mellis, Sinclair, Bertrand, Mancienne etc just in this past generation & then the likes of McEachran, John Swift, Lewis Baker, RLC there's an eternity of improvement to the academy I once knew where we only had one gem to hope on every other year.

Is any of that a genuine improvement over Morris, Duberry, Terry, Dalla Bona, Carlton Cole and Huth? There are a lot more hopefuls now, but I don't see anyone hitting the first team looking as good as any of those did.

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