Having signed both Eden and Thorgan Hazard in the past, it seemed only a matter of time before Chelsea, to complete the full house, signed the youngest of the three, Kylian.
The issue at first was that he didn’t really develop like his older brothers, and his trajectory took a different direction, ending up for two seasons in Bulgaria at Ujpest FC.
However, in the summer of 2017, a bit out of the blue, Chelsea brought him to Stamford Bridge and signed him on a three-year contract.
Spending the last season with their U23s, the 23-year-old chose to find himself a new club, on loan, for the current campaign, ending up at Cercle Brugge in his home country.
Taking his time to find himself a spot in the first-team, the young forward is now enjoying some game time, even scoring a goal in early November.
Sitting down with DH over the weekend, Hazard discussed his move to Chelsea, and revealed something that will shock absolutely no one.
He said: “It was a rather easy choice to make. The problem was that I got along well with the Ujpest president and I injured my ACL at the end of the season. When I came back, because he believed in me, he signed me to a new deal, but the problem was the manager thought I’d abandoned him.
“I injured myself in the Hungary Cup final and for him, had the club lost the game, it would have been my fault, so he didn’t want me anymore. The situation was a bit complicated because the window was closing. Chelsea then helped me. Because I’d just signed a new deal, I was a bit expensive, but the Blues had the means to buy. That’s why I joined Chelsea.”
Returning to reserve football after two years of playing in a club’s first-team was tough for the young forward, but he admitted he ‘couldn’t complain’ since the London club still helped him improve, and it’s because of them that he’s now at Cercle Brugge.
As for whether his brother had a hand in his move to Stamford Bridge, he said: “If Eden wasn’t there, Chelsea wouldn’t have bought me. That’s very clear. My big brother helped me.”
The youngest of the Hazard brothers also explained he had ‘no regrets’ about signing for Chelsea’s U23s, but made it clear he couldn’t have stayed a second season there, hence his move to Belgium for the season.