Hazard departed Stamford Bridge at the beginning of this season on loan and his deal with Borussia Monchengladbach permanent last week, but he has told Le Figaro that he hopes to play for the Blues in the future.
The young winger has scored five goals and registered eight assists in 30 games this term, and his transfer to Germany makes sense.
He is still not a first-team player with Gladbach, and, by struggling to get in their starting XI, he must have been remarkably far away from the Blues first-team.
Following the deal with the Bundesliga side, the official Chelsea website confirmed that the Blues have a buy-back clause in his contract, and it could be possible that Hazard - younger brother of first-team star Eden - returns to Stamford Bridge in the future if he impresses the London club's scouts.
This is certainly something that would appeal to the 21-year-old, who has admitted to Le Figaro that a transfer back to Stamford Bridge remains a career goal for him to achieve.
Speaking to the media outlet, Hazard said: “Now I’ve signed here I’m only focused on Monchengladbach. After this, playing at Chelsea remains a goal. I hope that, in a few years, I can return and play there.”
Hazard will have to show some serious improvement if he is to earn a transfer back to West London, with his current form far from it.
Thibaut Courtois is the prime example of a player who has utilised the Chelsea loan system to his advantage, impressing enough to earn a first-team place, but Hazard has not come anywhere near the level of his national teammate.
Selling Hazard to Monchengladbach looks like a great piece of business by Chelsea.