Harry Redknapp has suggested he was tighten to bringing Eden Hazard to Tottenham before a Belgium general opted to pointer for Chelsea.
Hazard assimilated a Blues 3 years ago in a £32million switch from French outfit Lille.
The 24-year-old was rarely sought after with Manchester United also afterwards meddlesome in his services.
And essay in his mainstay for a Evening Standard, Redknapp says he spoke directly with Hazard – during his time in assign of Spurs – about relocating to White Hart Lane.
‘Joe Cole was on loan there [in 2012] from Liverpool during that deteriorate and he told me he was a best actor he had ever played with,’ Redknapp says.
‘Me and Ian Broomfield, my arch scout, spent many of an afternoon with Hazard and his representative in a really good hotel perplexing to remonstrate a child to come.
‘He was penetrating to pierce to London and Tottenham was a good fit for him though once we get that far, we afterwards rest on other people to finish it off. In this case, it didn’t happen. Money was substantially a issue.’
Despite talks with Redknapp, Hazard motionless to settle in west rather than north London – where he has proven a hit.
After a splendid initial deteriorate was bettered by a where he finished as Chelsea’s tip scorer and won a club’s Player of a Year award, as good as a PFA Young Player of a Year award.
Things got even improved after final deteriorate that finished with 5 high-profile particular accolades, a Premier League pretension and a Capital One Cup.
By Luke Augustus