Eden Hazard has been singing the praises of his brother Thorgan, who he feels has all the credentials to become a success in the Premier League.
Chelsea paid around £32million to sign Hazard during the summer of 2012, and he has quickly established himself as one of the star players at Stamford Bridge. Shortly afterwards his younger brother Thorgan followed him to the English capital, although he has spent the time since on loan in his homeland with Zulte Waregem.
Hazard junior has been in fine form for his temporary club, scoring 13 goals in 52 league matches whilst earlier this year winning his first full cap for Belgium. The attacking midfielder is being tipped to be added to Chelsea’s first team squad next season, and his brother is confident he has all the credentials to become a hit in England.
“We shall see if my brother is here next year. It’s not up to me to decide. The manager does,” Eden Hazard told Het Nieuwsblad. “I’m his brother and I’m convinced he has everything to make it over here. He’s playing well this season and there’s a World Cup coming our way. I hope he’s selected. I have lots of friends in the national team, but playing with my brother would be special – if he gets selected, and if I get selected.”
The younger Hazard brother has also impressed in Europe this season, playing six times, including both matches against Wigan Athletic, in the UEFA Europa League. Should he link up with Eden at Chelsea, they will join a list of brothers to play for the club – Ray and Graham Wilkins, Ron and Allan Harris, John and Peter Sillett and Chris and William Ferguson.