As if one Hazard was not enough for the Premier League defenders, there is another one on the way.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has established himself as one of the best players in England – some might even say the best in his position in the top flight – and now his brother Thorgan wants a piece of the pie.
The 21-year-old was snapped up by the London giants in 2012 after just one full season with the senior team at French club Lens. That signing came soon after the Blues picked up his elder brother Eden, just two years older than him, from Lille.
While Eden has gone on to make a name for himself in the Premier League, Thorgan has been steadily progressing in his native Belgium for Zulte Waregem. At 19, he was not expected to feature much, if at all, in the Chelsea first team and instead of just warming the bench or running whatever errands the youngsters have to do for the senior players, he was loaned out to the Belgian Pro League outfit.
The young attacking player, who operates just as fine on the wing as he does through the middle, has made steady progress in the past two years while on loan at the Francky Dury-managed side, helping them finish second last season after a difficult 2011-12 campaign for the club in which they finished fourth from bottom. This term the Essevee are on course for the title.
Thorgan was also crowed the Belgian Pro League Footballer of the Year 2013, having shown his skills both technically and tactically. A ‘thinking footballer’ who is quick on his feet and makes the right decisions on the pitch, Thorgan could become even better than his elder brother.
And he probably knows that. Which is perhaps why he is angling for a move out of Belgium and Zulte Waregem: the youngster has outgrown both of them. He now wants to play in the Premier League or in the Bundesliga, two of the most attractive domestic leagues in Europe.
"At the end of the season, I'll return to Chelsea,” he told RTBF. “Then we will discuss our options.
"But next season I would like to play in the Premier League or in the Bundesliga. Chelsea will decide, but I won't stay in Belgium."
Thorgan’s current contract with Chelsea runs out in June 2016 and given the attacking talent that manager Jose Mourinho has at his disposal at Stamford Bridge, the Belgium international is unlikely to stay with the Blues next season.
And this is an invitation for a Premier League club with ambition for a top-six finish to came and get him even it be on a short-term deal. Everton perhaps?