Two days ago we reported about the uncertain future of Belgian winger Kevin De Bruyne at Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho was not pleased with the performance by De Bruyne in training and suspended the international for the Champions League match against Steaua Bucharest.
Mourinho said: “The next time Kevin is on the pitch, he has to think he’s playing for his next appearance. At Werder Bremen he played every game. Here he’s not playing every game. In Bremen he didn’t need to prove himself so much. This is a different reality. He’s competing against very good players, so every minute he’s on the pitch he has to work really hard.”
With a view to 2014 World Cup the 22-year-old is reportedly “deeply unhappy” with his situation. Who can blame him? He needs to play regularly to get better at this point of his career and training with under-21 squad as Mourinho ordered is not helping with that.
Following these reports there were rumours that Kevin De Bruyne will be on a loan next winter. After De Bruyne’s last loan at Bundesliga’s SV Werder Bremen between 2012 and 2013 Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke and Leverkusen would have liked to sign him. There was even a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund and De Bruyne in place but Mourinho refused the transfer.
Now Bremen confirmed the latest rumours about their wish of a possible transfer. In today’s Bild, Germany’s favourite tabloid, general manager Thomas Eichin of Werder Bremen said: “If Kevin should be dissatisfied, we are happy to be the primary counterpart. I have contacted his consultant and I’m aware of Kevin’s situation at Chelsea.“
Eichin added: “I know Kevin when he’s not playing, that’s certainly a big problem for him.”
Would Bremen like to solve the problem? “Let’s wait and see what will happen in the winter. We will be on the spot if there is a possibility to get him.”
The addition of the Belgian international would be a huge upgrade for the stumbling club from North of Germany. His ten goals and nine assists have been missed as Bremen suffer some big early defeats this season.
However due to the fact that Borussia Dortmund, Schalke Leverkusen were in the De Bruyne running too, it won't be easy for Bremen. If the player does want a move to somewhere he knows, and where he can play regularly, he could certainly do worse.
The question still is: What should Chelsea do about the situation?
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