Thorgan Hazard signs long-term deal with Bundesliga side

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Thorgan Hazard has signed a five-year deal with Borussia Monchengladbach after impressing so far this season on loan, according to The Independent.

The wide midfielder has had a hand in five goals this campaign, four of which count as assists in his 22 Bundesliga appearances so far. Monchengladbach are believed to have paid Chelsea around €8 million for the young Belgian, despite the fact he's never made a senior appearance for the Blues since singing in 2012.

Hazard potential

Most of the promise shown by the former RC Lens man was showcased whilst playing on loan for Belgian outfit Zulte Waregem, where he clocked up 19 goals and 27 assists over a two-year spell. 

The young man, who has represented his country at every level, will continue to help Die Fohlenwho are currently sitting in third place of the Bundesliga. Despite their healthy position they are struggling slightly for goals and have scored the least in the top nine (29).

Hazard loss

Although fans at Stamford Bridge may be disappointed at the lack of opportunities given to the younger brother of much-loved wide man Eden Hazard, they will not be concerned with the figure received.

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Juan Mata, David Luiz, Andre Schurrle and Romelu Lukaku have all left the club since the summer for sizeable figures well above what was originally paid to bring them to the club. Not only this but the new faces brought to the side in Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, signed for around £30 million each, have resulted in seasonal profit; not bad for a team currently five points clear at the top of the table.

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