Kevin De Bruyne set for Premier League return?

Published 06/08/2015, 6:51 AM EDT


The star player for Wolfsburg this season, Kevin de Bruyne is still unclear on why Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had not given him enough chances to play in the first team, even after certain good spells. Talks about him joining Manchester City have been strong ever since the transfer window opened.

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The Belgian international was sold by Chelsea to be replaced by Nemanja Matić back in January of 2014, but within such a short period of time, De Bruyne has helped Wolfsburg win the German Cup against Borussia Dortmund as well as achieve an impressive 2nd spot in the Bundesliga standings.

While talking about his transfer chances, De Bruyne was quoted as saying “If I leave, I have no preference where I go. In my head, it is 95 per cent I won’t go to Russia or Italy. It is not my style of play. But England, Spain, France or the Bundesliga, yes. They are the best leagues. They are some very good teams. That appeals to me.”

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About his departure from Chelsea, De Bruyne was still unclear on Mourinho’s reasons.”I still don’t understand why Jose Mourinho let me leave,” he said. “I never discussed it with him. I started to play and then it was finished.

“After four months, I asked him to leave. I didn’t want to stay at a club where I wasn’t even playing for 10 minutes. He said it was my attitude in training? It is an excuse he can use.

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“But no-one can say that as they haven’t seen me train. I don’t think that in Belgium or in the Bundesliga they have complained about this. That is the way it is. I am not angry. When I was transferred to Wolfsburg, Chelsea got their money (£15.2m). Everyone was happy.” as quoted from Fox Sports.

This was not his first stint in Germany. After joining Chelsea from Belgian club Genk back in the January transfer window of 2012 which was a deadline transfer rumoured to be close to £7 million, although he would only join the Blues the next season. Only 21, the then manager Roberto Di Matteo considered him inexperienced and he was subsequently sent on loan to Werder Bremen, for an entire season. De Bruyne’s good form impressed many in the Bundesliga, as when the season ended, he was sought after by Borussia Dortmund as well as Bayer Leverkusen. Jose Mourinho though, who just became the manager for Chelsea, yet again, had assured him about a future at Chelsea.

But Wolfsburg signed him in the next winter transfer window for £18 million and ever since then, he has been quite brilliant for the German side. He has also been an indispensable part of the Belgian national team, playing along with the likes of Axel Witsel and Marouane Fellaini.

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Kevin De Bruyne had a brilliant season this time around, scoring 16 goals and assisting 28 for Wolfsburg acrross all tournaments.

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