Thorgan Hazard Makes ‘Gladbach Move Permanent


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The Chelsea FC Financial Fair Play loan/transfer machine continues to operate smoothly, churning out another nice sum on a highly touted prospect.

However, the newest member of this group is a player many fans saw a future at the club for.

Thorgan Hazard, younger brother of our Eden, turned his loan move to Borussia Moenchengladbach permanent, as he signed a contract until 2020 with the German club.

The fee for Thorgan has not been specified but there are reports that he was sold for 8 million Euros, which is great fee for a player that never made a senior appearance at Stamford Bridge.

Thorgan was signed by Chelsea in 2012, shortly after the club had completed Eden’s big money move, for a mere 500,o00 Euros from Lens. He would spend two seasons on loan in Belgium playing for Zulte Waregem, winning Player of the Year at the club following the 2013/14 season.

After two impressive seasons in Belgium, Thorgan was sent to the Bundesliga to help build on his talent at Moenchengladbach, where during his 24 appearances this season, has provided four goals and seven assists.

‘Gladbach’s Sporting Director Max Eberl is excited to have the 21-year-old on a permanent basis.

"“Thorgan has indicated in the past few months, what a great talent he is. We are delighted that we have managed to sign him, and that he has decided to play in the next few years for Borussia.”"

It should also be noted that Chelsea did include a “buy-back” clause into Thorgan’s new contract, should he become a star, which gives Chelsea the option of bringing him back to the Bridge like they did with Nemanja Matic.

As Thorgan has been creating a real name for himself this season, many fans believed that he would have been given a chance to earn a first-team spot next season.

While many of the recent turn-profit moves that Chelsea have made have been very understandable, I think that this one may come back to haunt the club in the future. Hazard was becoming a real talent and has been providing that final-third quality from the right-wing that the club has been craving all season. While he may not have been ready for the Premier League next year, surely he was only one or two more loans away from that.

I hope that Thorgan continues his ascension into one of Europe’s top players and we wish him all the best!