Kevin De Bruyne, a name on the lips of many football fans right now. From being just a ‘surfeit of talent’ at Chelsea to one of the hottest property in Europe, the lad has made leaps and bounds towards moulding himself into a target for many big teams.
After joining Chelsea for a mere £6.7 million in the January of 2012, he spent the rest of that season loaned back to his childhood club Genk. Further in August 2012, he joined Werder Bremen on loan. He had a successful loan spell in Germany and was heavily linked with other German superpowers. However, the incoming manager Jose assured him a place at the Bridge and he returned to Chelsea in the summer of 2013. With his compatriot Eden Hazard also plying his trade at Chelsea it was expected that they would run riots in the opposition halves.
He made his presence felt in the first match for Chelsea (also the first league match in the 2013-14 season) with an assist. However, he made just three appearances before being sold to Wolfsburg for £18 million in the winter of 2013.
Since joining Wolfsburg, he is enjoying an awesome stint creating 30 goals and scoring 17 in just 56 appearances. He also had a brighter World Cup in Brazil, than our own superstar Eden Hazard.
His current form for both club and country has left many fans and pundits asking the same question, “Why did Mourinho sell him?”
Manchester twins are reportedly monitoring his situation at Wolfsburg, with his agent claiming he won’t stay forever with his current club and may leave if they don’t make it to the Champions League next season. However, Kevin wants his next club to have the might to win the Champions League (ahem, 2012? The last English team to have won both the European trophies).
Even though he had a torrid time at Chelsea, sources of ESPN claim that he is open to a return to Chelsea. The question is, given that there was no buyback clause in his contract like the one in Thorgan Hazard’s, his current form would mean him being valued at over £40 million.
He can play well on either wing and behind the striker, very versatile and has shown his creative and scoring touch. Should Chelsea do a Matic with Kevin De Bruyne?
Fabregas and Hazard being over-relied, my vote certainly goes for the return of De Bruyne. Let me know what you feel about him.
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Edited By: Harshal Ahire