Chelsea fans lose their minds as club legend RETURNS in Lavia announcement video and beg him to 'sign one-year deal' | The Sun
18th August 2023

CHELSEA fans exploded with delight as legend Eden Hazard starred in the announcement video confirming Romeo Lavia’s arrival.

The 19-year-old Belgian international sealed his £58million transfer to Stamford Bridge today from Southampton.

Lavia is the second midfielder Chelsea have signed from under Liverpool's noses in the space of a week after Moises Caicedo joined for a British transfer record fee of £115m.

The move now means Chelsea have spent £956.8m on new talent since Todd Boehly's arrival last year.

Lavia only joined Southampton from Manchester City last summer but he still managed to shine in an otherwise disappointing campaign as the Saints were relegated.

Now he will be hoping to help the Blues get back in the hunt for silverware – and he has the full backing of his compatriot and a modern-day icon of Stamford Bridge.


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Hazard, 32, is currently a free agent but he arrived at Chelsea in 2012 and is regarded as one of the club's most talented players ever.

He won the Premier League twice, FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League on two occasions and bagged 110 goals in 352 appearances before leaving for Real Madrid in 2019.

And shortly after Chelsea confirmed Lavia’s arrival, they then posted a clip that showed the new boy Facetiming Hazard and shared the full conversation.

Lavia greets Hazard as “the big boss” before his countryman asks: “Are you a blue now or what?”

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Lavia replied: “Yeah, I'm getting to know your old place.”

"Are you at Cobham?" Hazard asked him.

Lavia then confirms he is having a look around the Chelsea HQ to which Hazard replies: “Congratulations. You are at a good club.”

Lavia continues the conversation with: “You've got a great reputation here, and that puts me under pressure straight away.”

Hazard then goes on to tell Lavia: “Last year wasn't very good for Chelsea but this year it will be more calm.

“There are lots of things that have changed. Don't worry, you'll get the chance to show what you can do.

“We know what qualities you have. As a Belgian, it is going to work out well.”

Fans instantly reacted to the clip with sheer delight at seeing their former hero as Twitter exploded.

One tweeted: “Wait, Eden Hazard is in the Lavia announcement video?”

Another responded: “A call with a legend.”

“Romeo Lavia calling Eden Hazard. This is really beautiful,” commented another.

Another tweet read: “The Goat Hazard and the new boy Lavia.”

While another hailed Hazard as “my f***ing GOAT!”

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And aanother even begged the playmaker to make his own return to the club "and sign a one-year deal".

Both Lavia and Caicedo could make their debuts for Chelsea at West Ham on Sunday.

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