Chelsea transfer news: Blues paid Lille less for Eden Hazard than originally thought

Hazard joined the Blues in 2012 after rejecting Manchester United and Manchester City

Joe Miles
Tuesday 06 December 2016 16:24

The Blues signed Eden Hazard from French club Lille in 2012 for £32.5million. Or, so we thought. In fact, it turns out that Chelsea paid just £28million for the forward, according to Belgian outlet Le Soir.

On top of this, the source has revealed just how much money the Chelsea playmaker really makes. When he was named PFA Premier League Player of the Year in 2015, it has been exposed that he earned a substantial £2million.

This goes on top of his extravagant wage at Stamford Bridge, which is around £200,000-a-week.

Following the 2015 campaign, Hazard appeared to go off the boil and was failing to live up to the reputation of Player of the Year. As a result, this season saw the exit of Jose Mourinho and the Blues finish the season at a rather drab 10th position in the Premier League table.

Both Hazard and Chelsea appear to have reactivated their fine form this season – which can be of no coincidence. He’s bagged eight goals so far in 17 appearances, helping his side climb to the top of the table.

He is an influential player, with the ability to make the singlehandedly change a game. Not bad for £28million.

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