Eden Hazard will move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, according to his team-mate Mauro Cetto.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has expressed interest in signing the 21-year-old, but conceded his club would struggle to compete financially with the spending power of Sir Alex Ferguson, Roberto Mancini and Roberto di Matteo, though Cetto is confident Hazard will choose the north Londoners.
“This year he has grown, his goals, assists, are something incredible. He makes a difference, he is a complete player,” he told Italian website Tutto Mercato Web.
“But he will play in England, at Tottenham. I think his future will be there.”
Ferguson was reported to have made a personal scouting trip to see him play for his club Lille in their Ligue 1 defeat to Lyon last weekend.
The report from the BBC claims that the French side are willing to cash in on the young playmaker this summer, should a suitable offer be made for him.
It is a transfer saga that has been dragging on since last summer when Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was thought to be interested in signing Hazard, but there has been no mention of the Gunners in recent reports and this would suggest any reported interest has cooled.