Belgian international wizard Eden Hazard will adorn Chelsea’s number 10 shirt next season, changing from his original number 17.
The shirt number has been available since Juan Mata swapped Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford during the January transfer window, though in Hazard’s case, the Blues will be hoping it warns off potential suitors Paris Saint-Germain.
The French champions are keen to keen to add yet more worldclass talent to their star-studded squad, and their interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been well documented in the media.
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old has reiterated his desire to succeed at Chelsea and spoke of his delight at the prospect of wearing his favourite number next season.
'I am very pleased to be able to wear the number 10 for Chelsea. It is my favourite number and is one I am used to wearing for the national team, as well as the one worn by some of my heroes from when I was a kid, like Zinedine Zidane. I hope it brings me a lot of luck in the future and I look forward to the fans seeing me in it next season.' He said, speaking to the club’s official website.
The former Lille player has played 111 games in all competitions for Chelsea since joining the club in 2012, scoring 30 goals.
Last season, he was voted as the PFA Young Player of the Year following a terrific campaign where he scored 14 goals and assisted a further seven in 32 Premier League starts.