Journalist Keith Downie has claimed that he could see Thorgan Hazard join Newcastle United over the next few months before the season starts.
There have been reports stating that Premier League outfit Newcastle United are keen on bringing Thorgan Hazard to St James’s Park and Borussia Dortmund are not against the idea of letting him leave the club this summer.
Hazard had a mixed season last term for Dortmund, he suffered several injuries that caused him to miss chunks of games, and then when he returned to fitness he was somewhat out of favour, meaning he featured 23 times in the Bundesliga, but just 14 of those were from the start.
Despite not being involved heavily for Dortmund last season, Downie claimed to GiveMeSport that he would improve Newcastle’s team if he was to join the club this summer ahead of next season.
“I’ve seen a lot of him. I used to cover the Belgium stuff, and I think he’d be the sort of player that would really improve the team, so that’s one you could see potentially happening. Whether they are interested in Hazard, I have to say I don’t know,” Downie said.
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Interestingly, Hazard was praised by ESPN for his ‘brilliant’ individual goal against Augsburg.
Newcastle have recently secured the signing of Sven Botman from Lille, and earlier on in the transfer window they brought in Matt Target on a permanent deal from Aston Villa, so Eddie Howe might be keen to bolster the attacking area of the pitch next before the season starts.
Although Hazard did not have the best season last term in terms of numbers after he netted just three times in the Bundesliga, he had several injuries that stunted his momentum. But, he is still a regular in the Belgian squad, as well as having Champions League experience under his belt, so he has the pedigree to be a good signing.