Max Eberl, the sporting Director of Borussia Monchengladbach, has confirmed that Thorgan Hazard has told his club that he wants a to leave at the end of the current season
Earlier this week, it was reported that both Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool were interested in the player and that the Reds had gone as far as making an offer for the winger.
When questioned about the reports linking the Belgian with a move away from Monchengladbach, Eber confirmed to the official Borussia Monchengladbach website that Hazard had indeed asked for a transfer
We made our intentions to extend Thorgan’s contract clear a while back now, but he hasn’t reciprocated that interest. He has now told us that he doesn’t want to extend his contract and instead wants to take the next step in his career by leaving the club. However, he still has a contract with us until 2020 and there is no release clause. Interested parties have to offer us a transfer fee that recognises his worth as an exceptional Bundesliga forward and a regular feature in one of the best national teams in the world. If it ends up being the case that Thorgan leaves us, then we will do what we’ve done well in the last few years – we will take the money we make from the transfer and use it to buy more exciting players for our team.
It is reported that Hazard would prefer to stay in Germany if given the choice but Monchengladbach want him to join Liverpool instead for two big reasons.
Firstly, the Reds are reportedly offering a larger transfer fee and secondly, Gladbach would rather not sell him to a direct Bundesliga rival.