Chelsea transfer news: Thorgan Hazard joins Borussia Moenchengladbach on season-long loan

The Belgium international will spend the 2014/15 campaign playing in the Bundesliga after both clubs confirmed the move

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Chelsea youngster Thorgan Hazard has completed a season-long loan move to Bundesliga outfit Borussia Moenchengladbach.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who is the younger brother of Blues' star Eden, has agreed to join the ambitious German club in a bid to gain regular first-team football.

Hazard joined the Premier League title contenders in 2012 from RC Lens, and has spent the last two seasons on loan at Zulte Waregem in his native Belgium.

He was handed his Belgium debut in the 4-2 win over the United States after making a huge impression during his time in his native Belgium, scoring 16 goals in 48 games. Hazard's performances saw him awarded the Golden Shoe for the best player in the Belgian domestic league, as well as being named the league's most promising young player.

Thorgan Hazard was awarded the Golden Boot last season in Belgium.

It was originally thought that he could spend next season in the Premier League after showing his ability while on loan in Belgium. However, with Gladbach in European competition next season, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and technical director Michael Emenalo decided that a move to Germany is the best option for the playmaker.

Chelsea confirmed the move with a tweet from their official account, while the German club appeared to be excited about the prospect of Hazard joining them for the forthcoming season.


Hazard is the fifth Chelsea player to be loaned out in the current transfer window and it is thought that the Blues will be actively searching for more loan deals for their young players in the forthcoming weeks.