Borussia Mönchengladbach forward Thorgan Hazard has all but confirmed that he will be joining Borussia Dortmund next season. Hazard enjoyed a standout 2018/19 campaign for Die Fohlen, scoring 10 goals and assisting 10 in 33 Bundesliga appearances.
And after hinting towards a Dortmund switch in April, his latest quotes reveal that a move could soon be made official.
“Witsel is a player with who I speak very often,” he told reporters on Saturday. “Next year, he will be there to help me. “When a club like Borussia Dortmund calls you, the motivation is clear. It is good to have someone that I know there. “I hope that I will adapt easily, but I don’t think there will be any issue.”
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Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly ready to launch bids for Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden. The two Premier League sides are among numerous clubs keeping tabs on Hazard, who has starred since leaving the Blues for Borussia Monchengladbach, initially on loan, in 2014.Their fiercest competition comes from Gladbach’s Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund, who are understood to be leading the race for Hazard.
The player himself is believed to favour a move to the Westfalenstadion, as he wishes to remain in Germany having spent the last five years in the country.
However, this is not deterring Arsenal or Liverpool, with the Daily Star claiming both clubs are ‘ready to launch bids’ for the 26-year-old Belgium international. Despite spending three years on Chelsea’s books joining the same summer as his older brother Eden Hazard never made an appearance in English football.
He spent two years on loan at Zulte Waregem in his homeland, before joining Gladbach on a temporary deal. A transfer fee has yet to be disclosed, but Kicker and Sportbuzz believe it could be between €30-40m.