Borussia Dortmund complete signing of Thorgan Hazard on five-year deal

Tanya Simon
May 22, 2019

Christian Pulisic was unveiled as a Chelsea squad member officially on Tuesday, May 21, at Stamford Bridge.

Having already confirmed the arrival of Germany left-back Nico Schulz from Hoffenheim, BVB have now announced the signing of Belgium worldwide Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported fee of €25 million (R401 million).

Chelsea signed Pulisic for £58 million (€64m) from Borussia Dortmund in January, a record fee for a US player, although he remained in the Bundesliga for the rest of the 2018-19 season.

"It is incredible to see what Eden can do", Pulisic, 20, told the BBC.

"I am grateful for five great years at Borussia Mönchengladbach and very nice memories", Hazard said.

"It is definitely a goal".

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Hazard has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid and has just one year left on his existing contract, with Pulisic set to replace the Belgian if he leaves the Premier League outfit. "I want to come in, be my own player, and do the best that I can do".

The American striker reported for protocol in London after finishing his season with German club, Borussia Dortmund, and before traveling on to the United States to join up with the national team for the upcoming Gold Cup.

Pusilic spent part of his childhood in England and relished the football culture. "To be in that culture and get thrown right in just grew my passion even more", he said. I'm proud that I'll be able to play for Borussia Dortmund.

Pulisic added that, although Chelsea finished a whopping 26 points behind Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table last season, the Blues can head into the new campaign looking to compete with Pep Guardiola's side and Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool from the outset. It was a great time in Dortmund but it was a feeling and I still have that.

"The fans were screaming and yelling. I had never seen anything like it".

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