Thorgan means double Hazards at Chelsea – Blues win Oscar
Chelsea now arrives with a warning of double Hazards – That’s right… Chelsea has signed in none other than Eden Hazard’s teenage brother Thorgan Hazard. Chelsea officials announced earlier today that they had signed in Thorgan Hazard from the French Ligue 1 outfit Lens.
The 19-year-old brother of the Belgium international plays in a similar position to his brother. Eden Hazard came to Stamford Bridge last month after a yearlong speculation about his new club.
Eden Hazard’s transfer saga ended when the 21-year-old attacking midfielder announced he had decided to join the Champions League winners Chelsea. According to an inside scoop, Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich played a big role in convincing Eden Hazard to join the Blues.
Thorgan Hazard, who joined Lens at the age of 14 years, was brought into the club’s senior squad just last season. Thorgan Hazard has a lot to prove with Chelsea as he has only made 14 appearances with Lens in Ligue 1.
Thorgan Hazard has yet to earn a cap for his country. Nonetheless, the youngster has already played for Belgium at several age groups. Chelsea is expected to list Thorgan Hazard under their Under-21 squad for preseason training.
Rife rumors suggest Thorgan Hazard will be sent away on a loan move to help him gain more experience.
In other news, Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has announced that Chelsea is on the verge of acquiring the bragging rights for the Brazilian wonder kid Oscar. An ESPN report quoted Giovanni Luigi saying that Chelsea and Internacional were on the verge of signing Oscar’s transfer contract.
Chelsea is expected to pay as much £25 million in transfer fees for Oscar, who is in London training with his Brazilian teammates for the 2012 London Olympics.
“The situation is very advanced, but not finalized yet. Oscar has to get his work permit. He needs to have a certain amount of caps to play in England, but I don't believe that will be a problem,” Giovanni Luigi told ESPN.
Both clubs haven’t announced the agreed transfer fee for Oscar. Nonetheless, the young Brazilian should apply for work permit in England.
“I won't confirm the value, but I can guarantee it wasn't in pounds. No cross-border negotiation is made in pounds - it's either Euros or dollars. I have also reached an agreement with Sao Paulo over their part. It's Chelsea that will pay that, not Internacional,” Giovanni Luigi said.