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Thorgan Hazard confirms “personal agreement” with Borussia Dortmund

By William Eldridge

Published: 15:20, 28 April 2019

Borussia Mönchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard has confirmed he has a “personal agreement” to join rival Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Hazard has had a fantastic season as Mönchengladbach attempt to break into the top-four places in Germany’s top division before the season is out.

A Hazard transfer confirmed: Five things you need to know…

  1. Thorgan Hazard – younger brother of Eden – moved permanently from Chelsea to Mönchengladbach in 2015 for a transfer fee of €8 million.
  2. The Belgian has amassed 176 appearances for the Bundesliga side so far, scoring 45 goals.
  3. This season, Hazard has directly contributed to 19 goals – scoring nine and assisting 10 times – in 30 Bundesliga matches.
  4. His form has attracted the attention of rival clubs including Dortmund, with Hazard’s contract expiring at the end of next season.
  5. Thorgan’s situation mirrors his brother’s, with Eden linked with Real Madrid as his contract at Chelsea has just a year left to run.

The winger confirmed his intentions to reporters after rumours about his immediate future in football circulated.

Hazard admitted he has an agreement with Dortmund and is waiting on his current employers to speak to his desired club to make the move possible.

The 26-year-old said: “Yes, I have a personal agreement with Borussia Dortmund.

“My contract will run for another year, but I said I’d like to make the next career move, it’s up to the clubs to come to an agreement, it takes time, but that’s negotiation.”

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Does Hazard deserve to move?

When talking about talented Hazards, most people will automatically revert to the Premier League’s very own famous son who has showcased his skills for Chelsea since his move to London in 2012.

However, his younger brother has more than proven that top-quality football ability runs through the veins of the Hazard clan, with his performances for Mönchengladbach a revelation this campaign.

The German outfit are still in with a chance to qualify for the Champions League next season, just three points off fourth with three games remaining.

It seems Hazard may be playing Champions League football either way, be it with his current side or if his move to Dortmund materialises this summer.

Hazard has been directly involved in a league goal every 1.57 games, proving his worth at the highest level in German football.

His talent perhaps deserves a step-up but the club that allowed him to flourish perhaps deserves a bit more respect.