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Hazard drops Tottenham hint

February 13, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Lille star Eden Hazard claims that he could choose to join Tottenham in the summer after reiterating that he wants to play in England next season.

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Hazard, 21, has numerous admirers in Europe with Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea all fighting it out for his signature. However, the winger has not ruled out the possibility of joining another club who could be playing in the Champions League next season.

"Maybe it will be Tottenham. This is a big English club," he told RTBF on Monday. "I said I will go to England and there are very good players [at the club]."

Reports in France Football claimed that personal terms with Spurs have already been agreed, but a stumbling block to any move remains the €40 million fee demanded by Ligue 1 champions Lille and Hazard insisted that he has not made up his mind yet either.

"I have not signed anything yet. It will happen soon," he added. "Spain is perhaps more my style of play but it must be either Barcelona or Real Madrid. It is therefore limited."

The Belgian international had already told Canal+ in January: "I'm leaning towards England. It's a style of play that suits me and it's there that you can learn the most."