Borussia Monchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard has this evening spoken out over his future, amid transfer links with the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
Hazard’s rise to prominence
Versatile winger/attacking midfielder Hazard has been plying his trade with Monchengladbach for 4 years now.
The 25-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 19-time capped international has since taken his form to another level altogether to this point in the current campaign, standing as one of the standout performers across all of German football.
Across 19 appearances between the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal, Hazard has racked up 12 goals and 6 assists.
As such, unsurprisingly, the Belgian attacker’s superb showings this season have not gone unnoticed across Europe.
The Reds are reportedly eager to add further depth to Jurgen Klopp’s options out wide. Dortmund, meanwhile, view Hazard as a potential replacement for Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic.
‘Fully concentrated on my job here’
And Hazard himself has today spoken out over the speculation surrounding his future.
Speaking in an interview with Borussia Monchengladbach’s official website, the 25-year-old ruled out the possibility of a January transfer, but admitted that he ‘cannot say what will happen’ come the end of the season:
‘Max Eberl [director of sport] and I spoke before the winter break and I confirmed that the only important thing for me right now is that I can help our team here to be successful.’
‘Max knows that my head is here at Borussia and I am fully concentrated on my job here.’
‘I am not considering a transfer right now.’
‘I cannot say what will happen after the end of this season. I may possibly extend my contract as I’m very happy here and family are also settled.’
‘Max and I will speak about this when it is the right time.’