Newcastle United to opt for Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgan Hazard

 As a result, according to German outlet Bild, Newcastle United are considering signing Borussia Dortmund’s Thorgan Hazard for the upcoming summer campaign. The Borussia Dortmund winger has been linked for the past, and Bild claims that Newcastle United are interested in signing him. Reports have claimed Newcastle is keen on adding Belgian winger Thorgan Hazard to the Newcastle team before pre-season.

 Newcastle is readying a bid for Borussia Dortmund star Thorgan Hazard. Maybe this is all real, and Newcastle United want to sign Thorgan Hazard, but it seems just a bit convenient for the rumour to have been floated in German media and to have been reported by Bild. With Dortmund winger Thorgan Hazard no longer being a regular member of Dortmund’s first-team squad, the German club are believed to be prepared to allow the player to depart for EUR15million. This relatively low price tag could be attractive to the Newcastle United principals. That is not an approach Newcastle United should have been looking for their money this summer. Although the Borussia Dortmund winger is a high-profile signing, primarily because of his brother, Eden, it simply is not. 

German paper Bild has also suggested that the 29-year-old currently earns about a EUR 7 million per year in Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga, but Newcastle could easily offer much more. German daily Bild believes around EUR 7m per year is peanuts compared to what Thorgan Hazard can earn at Newcastle United, given the club’s recent fortunes. Bild has revealed Borussia Dortmund are looking at a fee as low as PS 13m for the former Borussia Monchengladbach star, even though he has two years left on his current contract.

Thorgan Hazard has played 98 times for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 15 goals and providing 20 assists over the past three years. Hazard went from strength to strength during his tenure at Gladbach, finishing his Goals career with 46 goals and 44 assists in under 200 games before joining Borussia. Playing with the likes of Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard took to life at the Signal Iduna Park like a proverbial duck to water, winning the March Goal of the Month award with his stunning strike against Gladbach.

Thorgan Hazard did not get to play with his older brother at the World Cup in Brazil, being named as one of only seven reserves in the starting line-up, as well as missing Euro 2016, but has since gone on to become a regular fixture in the Belgian side, making 38 appearances.