“He was the best sign” – Journalist shares who Marina Granovskaia’s favourite ever Chelsea signing
In the annals of Chelsea Football Club, few signings have left as indelible a mark as Eden Hazard’s arrival in 2013. His acquisition stood as a testament to the club’s stature, drawing admiration from clubs all across Europe. Now, as Hazard announces his retirement at the relatively young age of 32, reminiscences of his glory days at Stamford Bridge resurface.
Journalist Matt Law recently shed light on a fascinating aspect of Chelsea’s former chief, Marina Granovskaia’s perspective. He revealed on the ‘London is Blue’ podcast that Hazard’s signing in 2013 held a special place in Granovskaia’s heart. It was the fervor of the chase, the knowledge that countless European teams were vying for Hazard’s signature, that made this particular acquisition her favorite.
Hazard’s debut into the Chelsea fold was nothing short of iconic. A poignant social media post signifying his choice, declaring his allegiance to the ‘Champions of Europe’ after their victory over Bayern Munich in 2012, set the stage for his illustrious journey with the club.
Matt Law, shedding light on Granovskaia’s sentiments, stated, “I know for a fact Marina Granovskaia rated Eden Hazard as her favourite signing because of the level of competition. Everybody was in for him — literally everybody. She has told people close to her that is her favourite ever signing.”
Hazard’s retirement stirred a wave of nostalgia among the Chelsea community, past and present, prompting heartfelt wishes and tributes on social media. The legacy he left at Stamford Bridge is etched in history, and his return would always be embraced by the club and its fans, signifying a chapter that will forever be cherished.