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Chelsea Signs Eden Hazard’s Younger Brother From France’s Lens

Thorgan Hazard will join his elder brother Eden at Chelsea after the European soccer champion signed him from Lens for an undisclosed fee.

Hazard will join Chelsea’s under-21 squad and may be loaned out immediately to continue his development, the Premier League club said in a statement on its website late yesterday.

The 19-year-old, who plays a similar range of attacking positions to his brother, made 14 league appearances for Lens in the 2011-12 campaign after making his debut as a substitute in the first match of the season. He represented Belgium at the 2011 European Under-19 Championship.

Eden Hazard, a two-time Player of the Year in France’s Ligue 1, joined the Blues last month from Lille for a fee that U.K. newspapers said was about 40 million euros ($48.3 million).

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