Kevin De Bruyne didn’t get a fair chance to shine at Chelsea. After finally forcing his way into the first team picture, Jose Mourinho then opted to sell him to Wolfsburg for £18million (per the Express) after seeing him play just a handful of games.
It was an excellent deal for the Blues as they got a large sum of money for a player that had hardly featured in their side. De Bruyne is a talented player, who regularly starts for Belgium, but there were too many players ahead of him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Since making that switch to Germany, De Bruyne has been a revelation and the transfer fee that Wolfsburg paid for him is looking like a bargain. Were to let him leave the club this summer, which has been mooted, they would want at least double the figure they deposited in Chelsea’s bank balance.
It does seem like a gigantic amount, but that is the sort of money you have to pay for players in the form De Bruyne has been in this season. Take the fact he is 23-years-old into account, and there is another valid reason why his valuation has rocketed.
Should they opt to do so, City will be getting an energetic and silky play-maker, who is capable of constantly threatening in the final third.
The potential is amazing. Like David Silva, De Bruyne loves to roam around the pitch to influence proceedings. Those two working in tandem will be almost impossible to pick up and will create a plethora of chances on goal for their star strike-force.
De Bruyne has 19 assists in the Bundesliga, more than any player in Europe and one more than both Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi.
He also has 10 goals to his name, meaning he has directly contributed to 29 goals for Wolfsburg. To add to that, he has also completed 90 dribbles at a 57% accuracy rate. He has been the star of the Bundesliga and the main reason why his current employers sit in second position in the German top-flight.
De Bruyne has plenty of experience of top level football and should excel at City if he is given an opportunity to shine.