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Stoke City In The Fray To Land This Gifted Bundesliga Dazzler: Can He Sharpen Their Attack?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Stoke City’s performance have been far from satisfactory in the last season in the Premier League, as the Potters are looking to make amends for the missed opportunities and are on their way to fill the team with new blood, who can be able to turn the fortune around for them in the next season.

One player who has been on the top of the wish list for Mark Hughes, the current man in charge at the Bet 365 Stadium, is Thorgan Hazard, who is presently playing for the German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach. The younger brother of Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard, this Belgian midfielder is one of the brightest young talents, whom Stoke City wants to sign for the new season to strengthen their team.

Thorgan has some experience of playing in the Premier League under his belt, as he, just like his brother Eden, was a part of the Chelsea team in the year 2012. However, he did not appear a single time for the senior side and was loaned out to Monchengladbach in the year 2014. He made a good impression with the German club in his very first season on loan and was eventually left permanently to join the German outfit in the year 2015.

Since his inception in the German Bundesliga, the attacking midfielder has shown great composure and has established himself as one of the most reliable players for his club Borussia Monchengladbach. He has played 110 games for the outfit so far and has scored 22 goals for them, along with assisting his teammates on 23 occasions to score goals.

The player, like his brother Eden, is known for his majestic presence on the field and his opportunistic attitude that lets him score goals from time to time to keep his team in an advantageous position. This has, unavoidably, attracted the attention of a number of Premier League clubs towards him, who want to bag him for the next season.

West Ham United and Leicester City, along with heavyweights like Arsenal and Everton are some of the clubs who have been on the trail of the player for quite some time. In the current scenario, though, Stoke might be considered to be the frontrunner to bring in the player for the next season.

Borussia Monchengladbach, however, might be in talks with their influential midfielder for the next season and it is possible for the player to stay back in the Bundesliga for some more seasons with a new contract as well.

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