Thorgan Hazard

Liverpool-linked Thorgan Hazard confirms Borussia Dortmund agreement

Borussia Monchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard has today confirmed that he has a personal agreement in place with Borussia Dortmund.

Hazard’s rise to prominence

Versatile winger/attacking midfielder Hazard has been plying his trade with Monchengladbach for 4 years now.

The 26-year-old younger brother of Chelsea star Eden was actually on the books of the Blues from 2012 to 2015, but, in the end, failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge.

However, Hazard has since gone from strength to strength in the years following his Premier League departure.

The gifted attacker’s production has steadily increased every season since his arrival at Borussia-Park, with Hazard’s deft touch, set-piece prowess and eye for goal just a few of the Belgian’s growing repertoire of notable talents.

After notching an impressive 10 goals and 5 assists in the league alone last season, the 21-time capped international subsequently took his form to another level altogether during the opening-half of the current campaign.

And, though his performances have dipped somewhat of late, across 28 appearances between the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal, Hazard has nevertheless racked up 12 goals and 9 assists.

‘Up to the clubs’

As such, unsurprisingly, the Belgian attacker’s showings this season have not gone unnoticed across Europe.

Of a rake of clubs rumoured to be expressing an interest in Hazard’s signature, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have been the most persistently-linked.

Thorgan Hazard celebrates after scoring during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hannover 96. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

And, on the back of claims in the German media earlier this month which suggested that the winger would definitely be on the move come the summer, Hazard himself this afternoon confirmed that he has an agreement in place over a move to Dortmund.

Speaking in an interview with VTM NIEUWS, the ‘Gladbach standout again admitted that he is eyeing ‘the next step’ in his career, with negotiations underway between his side and the board at Signal Iduna Park:

‘I have a contract for one more season, but I have already said before that I want to take the next step in my career.’

‘I want to experience something new. It’s now up to the clubs to reach an agreement.’

‘That will take a bit of time. It’s always like that with negotiations. There are talks between Gladbach and Dortmund, yes.’

‘I have a personal agreement with Dortmund. It’s out of my hands. It’s up to the clubs now.’

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