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The latest Eden Hazard to PSG rumor was just another English tabloid fabrication

Julian Finney

First, we had the wife.  Eden Hazard's wife is forcing him to move back to France, screamed the headlines.  Of course, the actual quote was nowhere near that dramatic.  In fact, it was said in a joking tone with a wink and a smile, which, if you've ever seen Hazard in any public appearance, will not come as a surprise.

We stay with Kristof as we move to the second story, the latest one about Belgium national football team coach Marc Wilmots supposedly urging Hazard to move back to France, and PSG specifically, to truly test himself against the best.  Ignoring the absolutely laughable part of that comment about how moving to Ligue 1 would provide a higher level of competition for Eden, we find the English tabloids melding two disparate interviews into one story devoid of its proper context and intent.

So what's the actual story? Here's John Chapman, who always has his thumb well-placed on the pulse of Belgian football.

Stay classy, red tops.

P.S.: The Metro eventually published a story refuting their own story from earlier, though without admitting that they actually made it all up.

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