De Bruyne off on loan (again)

Most Blues fans will know little about Kevin De Bruyne, even though the midfielder signed for a hefty £7m in the recent January transfer window. The former Gent man has yet to make his debut for Chelsea and considering his inexperience, it has been decided to loan him out for a further campaign as he prepares to sign for Werder Bremen for the whole of next season.

De Bruyne signed at Stamford Bridge in a low-profile transfer on deadline day in January. Even though the Blues shelled out £7m for the player, it was immediately decided that he would be allowed to spend the remainder of the campaign at his previous club Gent. Having enjoyed such a successful term with the Belgium outfit and also been part of Chelsea’s pre-season tour to the USA, there were suspicions that Roberto Di Matteo could provide the player with a more prominent role this year. However, it now appears that this won’t be occurring, with De Bruyne preparing to exit the club once again.

Confirmation of the deal will certainly be pleasing for De Bruyne, who only recently told reporters that another loan move would be ideal for him. Speaking to Blid, he said, “Coach Di Matteo understands my situation. I want to leave Chelsea and Werder is a good team.”

Even though De Bruyne will wait a long time before making his debut for the club, most supporters are hopeful on the 21-year-old’s future. The player has impressed immensely during his time in Belgium and as he prepares for a stint in Germany, expectations are extremely high. Unfortunately, following several high-profile transfers this summer, it was always going to be impossible for the player to be an immediate regular for Roberto Di Matteo. However, if he continues his rapid development, there could be a place for him next term.