Chelsea paid 35m euros for Eden Hazard's services

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 11:06 IST | IANS

Contrary to popular perception that Chelsea roped in Eden Hazard for 40 million euros ($42.9 million) from French club Lille, the English Premier League football actually paid 35 million euros ($34.4 million) for the star winger's services, according to reports

Chelsea's Eden Hazard received 2.4 million euros in bonus for being named Premier League Player of the Year last year. Pic/Getty Images
Chelsea's Eden Hazard received 2.4 million euros in bonus for being named Premier League Player of the Year last year. Pic/Getty Images

London: Contrary to popular perception that Chelsea roped in Eden Hazard for 40 million euros ($42.9 million) from French club Lille, the English Premier League football actually paid 35 million euros ($34.4 million) for the star winger's services, according to reports.

According to Belgian daily Le Soir, Hazard, who has been in superb form this season, received 2.4 million euros ($2.5 million) in bonus for being named Premier League Player of the Year in 2015.

The Belgian outlet published a string of reports on Tuesday from whistleblowing website Football Leaks revealing the financial aspects behind the 25-year-old's contract.
Hazard's salary was also leaked; the diminutive playmaker earned 4.71 million euros ($5.05 million) in his first season in England, upping to 5 million euros ($5.3 million) in the second year.

"The first contract of Eden Hazard at Chelsea tells us little because it dates from 2012 and has since been extended. We discover that the transfer fee between Lille and Chelsea is not 40 million and is instead 35 million," the report said.

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