Hazard - Spurs deal not done yet
Eden Hazard has denied he has already agreed to join Tottenham this summer, but admits they are an attractive proposition.
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Last Updated: 14/02/12 4:42pm
Eden Hazard has denied he has already agreed to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but admits they are an attractive proposition.
The Belgian forward is regarded as one of the finest young talents in world football and a host of clubs from around Europe are chasing the Lille star.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked, but reports in France on Monday claimed Harry Redknapp's Spurs had won the race for Hazard.
The 21-year-old was quick to deny any deal had been struck, however, tellingly he revealed he would be happy to finalise a move to North London.
"I have not signed anything at Tottenham," Hazard told talkshow La Tribune on Belgian-based TV station RTBF.
"Maybe I will play there next season. It is a nice club with a lot of good players and absolutely a top coach."
Hazard had previously stated his desire to move to England and he reiterated his dream to play in the Premier League, although he also admitted La Liga may be the better place for him.
"Perhaps Spanish football would be better for me, rather than the English. But if you want to be champion, you would need to play with Barcelona or Real Madrid.
"The opportunities would be much smaller. The competition would be strong at Tottenham too, but less so that at Barca or Real.
"I think I can learn the most in England. You play a big game every week and the atmosphere is great."
Hazard also dropped a huge hint Spurs had won the race for his signature, as he added: "The transfer is still pending. I have not signed anything yet, but I hope it will happen in the near future."
Hazard's current deal at Lille is due to expire in 2015.