Hazard: Why I turned down PSG


Real Madrid's big-money signing Eden Hazard has explained why he turned down a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain on numerous occasions.

During his time with Chelsea, the Belgian had attracted interest from the French champions who were looking to purchase superstars to establish themselves among Europe's elite.

Hazard has now claimed that the Paris outfit had tried to recruit him on numerous occasions, but had no desire to return to France unless it was for his former club, Lille.

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“They [PSG] often wanted to recruit me,” Hazard told L'Equipe.

“I did not want to go back to Ligue 1, and not to another club other than Lille. I always told them no.

“In my head, it was clear. They are a club that could help me win the Champions League.

"But it was not in my plans. If I ever come back to Ligue 1, it will be with Lille.”