Thorgan Hazard comments on potentially leaving Gladbach, amid Tottenham interest

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with potentially moving for Thorgan Hazard.

Hazard is reportedly a transfer target for Tottenham ahead of the January transfer window, but he has told HLN that he will not be leaving Monchengladbach for any club other than Chelsea.

The young Belgian said: “First I want to force myself to become a key player at Gladbach. If I succeed, why not consider a return to Chelsea? I can return within two years for a small amount. Either Chelsea buys me back or I stay here.”

Hazard first moved to Chelsea in 2012, but did not play a single game for their first-team before he signed for Monchengladbach on loan in 2014, and then making the deal permanent in 2015.

He has struggled for game time since signing a permanent contract with the Bundesliga side, but the 22-year-old is highly rated, and the Daily Mail has reported that Hazard is a target for Chelsea’s London rivals Spurs, who have been scouting him for a number of weeks.

He fits Mauricio Pochettino’s brief of signing young players with potential to develop into stars, and Hazard is a versatile attacker who could add depth to Tottenham’s current ranks.

Signing him would fit in with Spurs transfer philosophy, but Hazard himself has admitted that a move to Spurs is unlikely.

He still sounds keen on returning to Chelsea after establishing himself at Gladbach, and the youngster has claimed either the Blues will sign him, or he stays in the Bundesliga.

Spurs could still prise him away from Gladbach with the allure of first-team football and a large wage packet, but right now, it appears as if Tottenham will have to look elsewhere for January transfer targets.

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