There could be a new opportunity for Everton to bring Thorgan Hazard to the Premier League as the Borussia Dortmund winger has expressed his intention to “leave” the Bundesliga runners-up, writes the HITC.
Not only Eden Hazard, but his brother Thorgan also had a challenging season. The younger Hazard sibling joined PSV Eindhoven on loan in January, despite Everton’s competition for his signature. However, his time in the Netherlands did not meet expectations, as he started only one Eredivisie game under Ruud van Nistelrooy, although he did score in the Dutch Cup final against Ajax.
With PSV facing financial difficulties, a permanent signing for Hazard is unlikely. Additionally, the 30-year-old is reluctant to spend another season on the bench at Borussia Dortmund, leaving Everton with an opportunity to pursue him.
Hazard told Het Nieuwsblad: “We agreed that we would talk when I returned from holiday to find the best solution. And I think I should leave (Dortmund),”
DH Net, a Belgian publication, reported that Everton expressed interest in Thorgan Hazard, who has represented the Belgian national team 47 times, during the winter transfer window. However, if Everton intends to pursue Hazard once again, they will require assurances regarding his recurring fitness issues. Manager Sean Dyche has already faced numerous injuries in the attacking department, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin missing a significant portion of another season.
Hazard’s contract with Borussia Dortmund is set to expire in 2024. Considering Dortmund’s loss of the Bundesliga title to Bayern Munich on the final day of the season, they are likely to accept a substantial reduction from the £25 million fee they paid Borussia Monchengladbach for the talented forward in 2019.