Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has revealed how he played a part in Christian Benteke joining Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.
Benteke joined the Eagles from Anfield this summer transfer window for a whooping sum of £32 million after a failed spell at Liverpool. Benteke was bought for £32.5 million for Liverpool by former manager Brendan Rodgers amid much criticism and it was clear that his Anfield career was over soon after Jurgen Klopp took over.
In his defence though, Benteke did not really get a chance to play regularly for Liverpool and still finished the 2015/2016 season as one of their top scorers in the league with a memorable overhead kick against arch rivals Manchester United being one of the highlights.
Hazard urged Benteke to move to London
Therefore, Crystal Palace fans were certainly very happy to see Benteke join their club and it has now been revealed that Chelsea star Eden Hazard also had a major role to play in the Belgian international arriving at Selhurst Park.
In a statement made to the Guardian, Hazard said, “When he decided to leave Liverpool and had the opportunity to sign for Crystal Palace, a good club in the Premier League where he’ll play and score goals because he has team-mates of quality, I told him: ‘Come to London. Come, come, because I’ll see you all the time’.”
Since making the move to Selhurst Park, Benteke has been in good form scoring 4 goals in 11 outings and he has provided a good outlet in attack for the Eagles. Hazard, meanwhile has been in scintillating form for Chelsea scoring 7 goals for them in the league.