According to reports, Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard, the brother of Chelsea’s Eden.

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Thorgan Hazard

Mike McGrath of The S*n claims Arsenal and Liverpool are ‘on alert’ if the opportunity to sign Hazard arises this summer, with Borussia Dortmund also heavily linked with a move. Unai Emery is reportedly a ‘massive fan’ of the player, and he’s considering him as an alternative to current loan signing Denis Suarez.

Gladbach sporting director Max Erbel recently admitted that the club had tried and failed to convince Hazard to sign a new contract with them, meaning he’ll have just a year left on his deal this summer.

The winger has had a very positive season in Germany, scoring 12 goals and assisting 11 in 31 matches in all competitions. He’s good at creating chances with crosses and through balls, and he’s a strong dribbler like his brother. However, his goalscoring has dried up lately, as he last scored in mid-December.

Nonetheless, his creativity in wide areas could still make him a valuable addition to Arsenal, with or without the goals. We’ll see if this rumour comes to anything in the summer.