Everton have been tipped to bring the former Chelsea reserve Thorgan Hazard back to the Premier League after his stunning Bundesliga season.
Fittingly, Eden and Thorgan are proving to be a real ‘Hazard’ to opposition defences this season.
Chelsea’s number 10 has enjoyed arguably his best run of form in a blue shirt at the start of the 2018/19 while his younger brother is going from strength to strength over in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach.
As such, Thorgan is no longer ‘Eden’s little brother’. Scoring 11 goals and providing six assists as Gladbach have made their greatest domestic start in 42 years, Hazard Jr is emerging as one of Europe’s rising stars and, as a result, has been linked with an ambitious and big-spending Everton.
According to Foot Mercato, The Toffees have been keeping an eye on the fleet-footed 25-year-old, who has 17 caps for Belgium. But how does he compare to Eden?
Well, former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan apparently has it on good authority that Thorgan will go on to be even better than his elder sibling. And he was certainly impressed when watching the one-time Chelsea reserve score twice for Belgium in a 5-2 Nations League defeat to Switzerland last month.
“I was told that (Eden’s) younger brother is going to be better than he is. I saw his younger brother play the other day against Switzerland. He looks a player,” Jordan told Alan Brazil on talkSPORT (7 December, 6am).
Eden Hazard has been one of Europe’s premiere attacking players for the last five or six years so Thorgan, a slow burner by comparison, has a long way to go before he can match his brother’s exploits.
But a move to the Premier League would be a fine way for Hazard to show that he can be world class too.