Gladbach sporting director has revealed that Chelsea do not have a buy-back clause on Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgan Hazard.
Thorgan Hazard is quickly creating his own identity with a string of impressive performances since joining Borussia Monchengladbach from Chelsea. The Belgian has been in some form in Bundesliga this season with 3 goals and 1 assist in 5 appearances and was on song against Barcelona in the Champions League (stats via whoscored).
The 23-year-old scored against the La Liga Champions but his side could not hold Barcelona as they lost 1-2 to the Spanish heavyweights. But Thorgan’s performance was welcomed on twitter by a vast majority of Chelsea fans who wanted the player back at Stamford Bridge.
There were media reports that Chelsea have a buy-back option inserted during the sale of the player with the clause due to expire at the end of this year. But Gladbach Sporting director Max Eberl has refuted all such rumours and revealed that the London outfit does not have any clause whatsoever that entails them to re-sign the player.
“ There is no clause. There is also no deadline for anything,” Eberl told German newspaper Express.
The Gladbach director also added,“ I don’t want to comment on any elements of the contract [but] we also don’t need to make any secrets about it: If we get a top player from Chelsea, then of course Chelsea also have the opportunity, in any form whatsoever, to think about them for themselves again – but they haven’t actively done so!”
The aforementioned statement may mean that Chelsea had some option on the player but the Blues failed to act on it. But what is important and worth noting is that contrary to the reports circulating in the media, the Premier League club does not have an active buy-back option, a revelation Chelsea fans would be disappointed with.
But the absence of a buy-back option only dims the hopes of a transfer for Thorgan Hazard and doesn’t extinguish it as it most probably means the Londoners are likely to have to splash more cash than they would have to if they had a buy-back option for the 23-year-old.