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Chelsea recruit second Hazard

Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 21.47CET
European champions Chelsea FC have signed Thorgan Hazard from RC Lens, with the 19-year-old following elder brother Eden to Stamford Bridge to join the club's Under-21 squad.
Chelsea recruit second Hazard
Thorgan Hazard playing for Belgium at the 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship ©Sportsfile
Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 21.47CET

Chelsea recruit second Hazard

European champions Chelsea FC have signed Thorgan Hazard from RC Lens, with the 19-year-old following elder brother Eden to Stamford Bridge to join the club's Under-21 squad.

Chelsea FC have completed the signing of Thorgan Hazard, brother of Blues playmaker Eden, from RC Lens.

Thorgan, 19, is two years younger than his sibling, who moved to Stamford Bridge last month from LOSC Lille Métropole for a reported fee of €40m. Able to play in a number of attacking positions, Thorgan will join the London club's Under-21 squad for the forthcoming season and could be loaned out to continue his development.

He signs for the European champions following a breakthrough campaign with Lens in which he made 14 appearances in the French second tier and a further 13 for their B team. A Belgian youth international, he was a member of the squad which participated at the 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Romania.

Last updated: 25/07/12 0.17CET

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