Monchengladbach chief confirms Thorgan Hazard wants to leave club

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed that Thorgan Hazard wants to pursue a fresh challenge away from the club during the summer. The attacker has been with the German side for the past four seasons and he is said to be eyeing a fresh move after declining a new contract.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Eberl confirmed that Monchen gladbach have been in contract discussions with the attacker for a while, but the Belgian has made it clear that he sees his future away from the club. He added that the club are prepared to sanction his sale during the summer, provided they receive the right price from the player’s suitors.

He said: “We made our intentions to extend Thorgan’s contract clear a while back now, but he hasn’t reciprocated that interest. He has now told us that he doesn’t want to extend his contract and instead wants to take the next step in his career by leaving the club. However, he still has a contract with us until 2020 and there is no release clause. Interested parties have to offer us a transfer fee that recognises his worth as an exceptional Bundesliga forward and a regular feature in one of the best national teams in the world.”

Thorgan has taken his game to the next level at Monchen gladbach this season and he has contributed nine goals and nine assists through the Bundesliga campaign. Moreover, his performances have also earned him a regular role with the Belgium national team, and he now appears keen on pursuing a fresh club where he can compete for potential silverware.

According to The Express, Liverpool are among the favourites to pursue the attacker with manager Jurgen Klopp understood to be a keen admirer. Hazard failed to make the grade during his time at Chelsea, but he could accept a second opportunity in England with the Reds, who are currently competing with Manchester City for the Premier League title. Hazard has just 15 months remaining on his current deal at Monchengladbach.