Wednesday, May 30, 2012

John Brewin: Hazard warning for the transfer window

The Eden Hazard saga is thankfully at an end. His public conducting of his move via Twitter made this a thoroughly modern transfer of the 'look at me' age in which we live. Perhaps his next transfer will be carried out in the televisual style of Lebron James. Saturday's friendly at Wembley between England and Belgium may even see him lead the news agenda ahead of the home team's last match before a major tournament. Judging on recent form, young M. Hazard will rather enjoy it that way.

To set aside Hazard's X-Factor antics, the first megadeal of the new transfer window can actually tell us something of the machinations we can expect in the summer of fun that awaits us. In paying an estimated £32 million, Roman Abramovich's interest in transfer business has been rekindled. With Hulk said to be on his way too, it seems that the Russian wants more success, and perhaps this time delivered in more style.

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