Lille's Eden Hazard: Arsenal & Real Madrid My Favourite Clubs

The Belgium international midfielder insists he will not be moving clubs this summer, but lists the Gunners and los Blancos as his preferred destinations in the future...

Lille starlet Eden Hazard has revealed that he would like to play for either Premier League outfit Arsenal or Primera Division giants Real Madrid at some point in the future.

The 18-year-old is regarded as one of Europe's most promising talents and has already won four full international caps for Belgium.

The 5ft 7in attacking midfielder has already been linked with a move to a host of European giants, including Barcelona, Chelsea and Inter, but he insists he wants to win a regular berth in les Dogues' starting XI before leaving France.

"This was my first season as a pro," Hazard told De Standaard.

"I’ve scored and have been playing more than I’d expected. I hope it continues.

"Next year, I have to play in every game. That is my aim – to become an undisputed first-team player at Lille.

"I have a three-year contract and feel that I have a lot to learn in Lille.

"The situation could only change if a club offers €30 million (£26.5m) and Lille were unable to refuse, but for now I ask all the clubs interested to respect my decision: I want another year to develop at Lille.

"After that, we will see."

When asked whether he has any preferences of where he might like to play his football in the future, he replied, "Real Madrid and Arsenal are the clubs I dreamed of joining as a child.

"If I joined Inter or Barcelona and could play football there then that would be very good, but Real and Arsenal are really great and play at a very high technical level."

Legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane is reported to have recommended the youngster to los Blancos, much to the Hazard's delight.

"That was great, Zidane is my idol – the greatest footballer of his generation," Hazard added.

"If someone like that praises you, it is heart-warming. It moved me.

"I must repeat that it is too early to move. In one or two years I will maybe make the next step.

"What’s more, Lille play European football, which is also a good opportunity for me. Getting minutes on the field is what counts from my perspective right now."

Ricky Brooks,