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Thorgan Hazard looks set to trade Zulte Waregem for Anderlecht

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Despite that whole captain's armband fiasco earlier this season, Thorgan Hazard has been an unqualified success at Zulte Waregem over the past season and a half. But rather than taking my word for it, hop on over to BeNeFoot and read their profile of Eden's younger brother, whom they saw fit to name the Jupiler League's player of the year.

I'll wait.

Despite the successful partnership of player and club, the 20-year-old Thor (can I call him Thor? Please can I call him Thor? Pleeeease?) looks set for a change this January. There had been rumors of him switching leagues and helping PSV challenge Chelsea B over in the Netherlands, but the Eindhoven club's technical director put an end to any sort of such speculation.

"He wants to stay in Belgium. He is not feasible."

-Marcel Brands; source: Voetbal International via Inside Futbol

It gets surprising from here, because staying in Belgium apparently doesn't equal staying at Zulte Waregem. Instead, it most likely equals switching to Anderlecht, and at least one Belgian source has reported that an oral agreement is already in place. All still on loan from Chelsea of course.

Defending champions Anderlecht are currently second in the JPL, four points behind leaders Standard and three points ahead Hazard's current employers. Trading fourth for second may not seem like much of a step up, but Anderlecht certainly carry a bit more prestige than Essevee. Anderlecht are also the current home of Aleksandar Mitrovic, the 19-year-old super striking talent with whom we've been linked to before, albeit super-tentatively. Wheels within wheels!

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