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Eden Hazard signs new five-and-half-year deal with Chelsea

Utathya Nag
2.57K   //    12 Feb 2015, 19:19 IST
Eden Hazard signs new long-term contract with Chelsea

Eden Hazard has finally signed a new five-and-a-half year contract with Chelsea. The 24-year-old will reportedly be paid £200,000-per-week. The Belgian international has already scored 13 times in 36 appearances this season. 

He moved to Chelsea from Lille in 2012 and has netted 43 times in 147 appearances for the club. He also reached the World Cup 2014 quarter-finals with Belgium. Hazard after putting pen on paper, said, "Since I came here in 2012, I have always felt good and the club has been very supportive of me.”

"The manager has helped me improve a lot, the fans have been fantastic and I have an amazing understanding with my team-mates. I always try to give pleasure to the supporters with my style of play and it is nice to know they appreciate my work."

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho expressed his delight with the deal, saying, "I am very happy that Eden has signed a new contract. It shows he believes in the club’s coaching staff and players to help him become the best player in the world. He is already a top player and his evolution has been fantastic. He is still very young and he can become the best.” 

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