Shock revelation from ex-Spurs manager.
Tottenham Hotspur tried hard to sign Eden Hazard from Lille before he eventually opted to move to Chelsea in 2012, according to the Daily Telegraph.
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The Belgian international became regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe whilst in Ligue 1, with a number of top clubs queuing up to win the race for his signature.
He eventually chose Stamford Bridge, but former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has revealed he was keen on a move to White Hart Lane, though they missed out due to a lack of Champions League football.
“I think he was dead keen to come at that time,” the now-Queens Park Rangers boss said. “Joe Cole said he thought he was the best player he ever played with. He’s a fantastic talent and a great player. We pushed on for him. We just couldn’t get it over the line.”