There are few secrets regarding the sports career of Eden Hazard, but one of them has to do with the Chelsea and how the transfer to the whole of London was forged. This June 4 eight years have passed since the signing of Hazard by the team blue, who is remembering the anniversary with a tribute to the Belgian on his social networks. Taking advantage of the occasion, the digital medium Sport bible Remember who it was that convinced the Belgian footballer from Real Madrid to leave Lille in the summer of 2012 and head to the English capital, where he would become one of the stars of the Premier.
The former English soccer player Joe Cole played a key role in Hazard's decision moving to Stamford Bridge. Cole had played seven seasons at Chelsea, and in 2011-12 he was loaned to Lille, where he coincided with Hazard in what would be the Belgian's last season on the French team.
Hazard himself recognized it in a message published on Chelsea's official Twitter in November 2018 it said like this: “I spoke to him before signing with Chelsea. Every day, seriously, he told me that Chelsea was the best club for me. He said Chelsea was a great club where trophies could be won every season. For that reason, I signed, so thanks Joe Cole! “.
.@ hazardeden10: 'I spoke to him before I signed for Chelsea. Every day, seriously, he was telling me that Chelsea was the best club for me. He said Chelsea was a big club where you can win trophies every season. For that reason I signed, so thank you, Joe Cole! ' pic.twitter.com/gKV0yN40Ma
– Chelsea FC (at 🏡) (@ChelseaFC) November 13, 2018
Cole knew what he was talking about. In his seven years at Chelsea he had won three Premier and two FA Cups. Hazard listened, chose and was not mistaken: two Premier League, two FA Cups, two Europa League and one League Cup in eight seasons to become one of Chelsea's best players of the last decade, which ultimately earned him the jump to Real Madrid.