The 19-year-old has only made 11 appearances for the club but he could soon be re-united with his older brother should the Blues decide to bring Thorgan to west London.
Lens’ sporting director Antoine Sibierski:
“I’ve known Thorgan since I arrived at Lens.
“Thorgan is a very good player and I want to keep him. There is a year left on his contract. Last week I met him to discuss an extension for three seasons.
“Of course, all of this was done within in accordance with our current financial situation. He didn’t want to accept this proposition.
“After this, we are not taking short cuts. We didn’t say that we would have to sell Thorgan to make money as soon as he gets into the last year with us. We do not react like that at all! We want to extend it, first.
“I’ve since learned that Chelsea are interested in his possible arrival. I can understand why a player would want to leave Ligue 2 to go to Chelsea. We’re in discussions.
“Now, like in every transfer with a year left on his contract, it must be paid for. There are also compensation fees for training him.”
We’ve already got Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and the Musonda brothers at the club, so one more couldn’t hurt, right? Could sign Jordan Lukaku whilst we’re at it as well, to complete the set. However, in all seriousness, Thorgan Hazard is not a player we have seen a great deal of but if he’s half as good as his brother then it wouldn’t hurt to bring him in…depending on the fee and how if it will have an effect on the current batch of youngsters.
Here’s a few things worth knowing about Thorgan:
- He’s an attacking midfielder/winger
- His first name was based on the Belgian comic strip Thorgal, which is about the captain of a spaceship who is raised by Vikings after crash landing on Earth (WTF?)
- Hazard has represented his nation at under-15, under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 level.
- He was described by youth coach Eric Assadourian as a “technically gifted player who can settle a match by himself with ease”.
- Eden Hazard has said that he believes Thorgan is the better player between the two (but I just think he’s being a nice big brother).