Chelsea won a competitive transfer race with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur to sign Eden Hazard in June 2012.
Hazard’s move to England came after he was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons.
In short, the Belgian winger earned his Premier League switch by excelling in France’s top division.
Here are five current Ligue 1 stars who could be set to follow in Hazard’s footsteps by joining a major English side this summer…
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5. Alexandre Lacazette
Current club: Lyon
Linked with: Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool
Expected transfer fee: £25m