Borussia Dortmund have signed striker Thorgan Hazard from their league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach on a five-year deal.
The 21-cap Belgium international, the brother of Chelsea’s star man, Eden Hazard, has joined the Yellow and Black outfits for an estimated fee of fee of €40m (£34.6m).
The striker had speculatively been linked with a move to either Arsenal or Liverpool but has chosen to continue plying his trade in Germany.
The 26-year-old’s move to Dortmund will serve as something of a blow to Chelsea as well as they were being linked with a summer move for the attacking midfielder according to Football London as a potential replacement for his brother Eden.
Thorgan announced in April that he was joining Dortmund, who finished the 2018/19 season runners-up in the Bundesliga this season, after the club lack much needed option at the attacking front.
Thorgan Hazard said in a statement on the club’s official website via Sky Sports:
“I am grateful for five great years at Borussia Moenchengladbach and the wonderful memories.
“Now was exactly the right point in time to take the next step in my career.
“I am proud to be able to play for Borussia Dortmund – it is a top club with unbelievable fans.”
The Belgium international scored 46 goals and provided 44 assists in 182 appearances for Gladbach.
He’s the club third new signing of the summer transfer window.