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Anderlecht still chasing Thorgan Hazard

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos

While Eden Hazard has spent the past two months demolishing right backs and generally traumatising the opposition, younger brother Thorgan's been doing fairly well himself. The force behind Zulte Weregem's emergence as a genuine contender in the Jupiler Pro League has been more or less down to the on-loan youngster, and his presence in the competition has led to... well, Kristof Terreur calls it a soap opera, and I'm inclined to agree.

Anderlecht are Belgium's biggest team and want the country's best players. Thorgan Hazard is one of the country's best players, and Chelsea can send him wherever they like. Considering it was slightly strange that Thorgan wasn't moved up a level after his stunning 2012/13 campaign, there's serious through that he could be leaving Zulte this month, and Anderlecht want him. Badly.

The Google Translated version of the statement goes something like "We remain interested Thorgan Hazard. # RSCA shows the relevant parties to act to make the transition. To a good end The club remains open for any kind of dialogue with all parties."

That doesn't sound too strange until you realise that Anderlecht are actively competing with Thorgan Hazard's current team, who just released a statement saying that he'd remain with them. Zulte must be utterly exasperated that this exchange is a) being conducted in public and b) completely outside of their control.

I don't really care where Thorgan ends up in February, but it is exciting that we have a player that arouses this much excitement in terms trying to acquire him on loan. What fun the Hazard boys are.