Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has put end to any speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal, and admits that he would favour a move to La Liga rather than the Premiership.
Manager Arsene Wenger has previously revealed his admiration for the 20-year-old, who has enjoyed a thrilling season with French outfit Lille so far this season.
The Belgian playmaker has been evaluated around the £20million, and has been a long term interest of top English clubs such as Liverpool and Arsenal.
However, Hazard put the rumours linking him to England and Germany to bed.
“I appreciate England a lot, Germany as well, but my characteristics correspond more to Spanish football,” said the Belgian youngster, according to The Sun.
“Furthermore, this country corresponds to my temperament, the heat and the beautiful stadiums.”
The youngster joined Lille back in 2005 and progressed into the first team by 2007. He has made close to 100 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals.
Hazard also emerged through the Belgian youth levels and has represented his country at U-17 and U-19 levels before making his senior debut at just 17 back in 2008.
Former French and Real Madrid star praised Hazard for his talent, claiming that he is the next big thing.
“Eden is technically gifted and very fast. He will be a major star in the future. I would take him to Real Madrid with my eyes closed,” said Zidane to Marca last year.