Former Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet says Eden Hazard will be a big hit at Chelsea.

The Lille star has announced he's joining Chelsea and De Laet, who signed for Leicester City last week, has backed the move.

He told VoetbalPrimeur: "The transfer of Eden to Chelsea is big news in England.

"The top three English clubs pulled on his sleeve because Hazard is not unknown. In England, they know that he was in France named the Player of the Year twice in a row."

With Kevin de Bruyne already a Chelsea player, De Laet added: "For Belgian football it is fantastic."