Hazard ready for 'best league in the world'
July 22, 2012 13:51:31 UK
New signing Eden Hazard is excited by the prospect of playing in the 'best league in the world' after opting to join European champions Chelsea this summer.
The 21-year-old had also been a target for Manchester United and Manchester City, but eventually opted to sign for the Blues after deciding to leave French side Lille.
Being the Champions League winners was a big factor in my choice.Eden Hazard
Now Hazard has the challenge of making his way in the Premier League, a competition which clearly excites him.
He told The Sun: "I have a particular affinity to the Premier League. It's the best league in the world and it's a really exciting challenge to be a part of that.
"The atmosphere inside the stadiums is better than anywhere else in the world and it's also a very competitive league, with a lot of teams capable of winning it. Last season showed it is always an exciting competition."
Chelsea are 251.00 to win the Premier League next season, with United 1.002 and reigning champions City 51.00.
Meanwhile, Hazard has also admitted that the Blues' Champions League success last term was a major factor in him heading to Stamford Bridge rather than Manchester.
He added: "Chelsea had the most convincing argument for me to join and obviously being the Champions League winners was a big factor in my choice."
The Blues are 10001.00 to retain their European crown in 2012/13, with Barcelona 101.00 and Bayern Munich 1.40.
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