Belgian 21-year-old star Kevin De Bruyne has said he doesn’t want to go back to Chelsea at the end of the season but who does he want to join?
Chelsea signed Kevin De Bruyne from FC Genk for £7 million this time last year and ever since he has been farmed out on loan which has backfired on Chelsea in a big way.
He has made a big impact at the German club with four goals and five assists from his appearances so far and he has said he wants to join the club permanently at the end of the season, rather than go back to Chelsea.
“Yes, it is possible that I will stay in Bremen. In the summer, I will talk to Chelsea and see what happens next. Why should not continue to play in the Bundesliga?” he told German newspaper Bild.
It’s very likely to happy if De Bruyne wants to push through the deal because of the midfield cover Chelsea currently have; Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard and Marko Marin.
The departure of Frank Lampard from Chelsea at the end of the current season could be the only reason Chelsea refuse to let De Bruyne leave the club.
The player may also hit a stumbling block in terms of the fee Chelsea ask for because they will not be satisfied with a loss of £7 million meaning Werder Bremen may have to pay up to that fee for his transfer.
There does seem to be little point in De Bruyne going back to Chelsea when he is clearly valued and having a big impact at his loan club.
Should he go back then he will not enjoy an automatic first team place considering the cover mentioned and the fact Chelsea are likely to bring in additional players this summer when they appoint their next permanent manager.
Werder Bremen will also be targeting a strong run of form over the second half of the season which should see them challenge for a Europe League place by the end of the campaign.
This would present De Bruyne with the chance to play European football and express himself on a grand European stage over certainly struggling to get a rare Champions League appearance in a Chelsea shirt.
Is De Bruyne within his rights to demand a move away from Chelsea?
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