Chelsea youngster Kevin De Bruyne has enjoyed a good spell on-loan at Bundesliga club Werder Bremen but admits that he has no idea whether or not he’d be in the side at Stamford Bridge next season or what the clubs plans to do with him.
The 21-year-old was purchased on the last day of the January transfer window in 2012 from Genk, where he spent the remainder of the season, before moving out to Werder Bremen after a pre-season tour with the Blues. He has been a regular fixture at the German club scoring six goals and making 8 assists, and has put in a number of impressive displays for his country to boot.
He’s been deployed in a number of midfield positions through the season which has shown his versatility but he’s not quite sure if that’s more help than a hindrance:
“I wanted to show everybody at Chelsea that I can play there.
“For the moment I don’t know what Chelsea want to do with me, so it’s difficult to say what’s going to happen with me in the next year or so. I’ll have to just wait.
“In Bremen I have played like five or six different positions this year, I’m doing what I can.
“I try to play my best football, it’s not always easy to change position but I think it’s OK.”
He believes that the form he has shown for his country should stand in good stead, especially as he’s enjoyed linking up with Eden Hazard on the international stage.
“I love to play with Eden, I know him already. We played together for a long time in the youth national team at the same age.
“International football is a very high level so I think you can compare it with Chelsea.
“All the players in our national team also play in big clubs in England and all over the world. So you can compare it.”
I was a little unsure about De Bruyne when we first signed him and thought he had a lot to learn when I saw him during the pre-season, but from what I’ve see of him in the Bundesliga and for Belgium has been impressive and I’m hoping that the club are as impressed as those of us that have been keeping tabs on the midfielder.
I’d like to see him back at Stamford Bridge along with a few other loanees that I rate quite highly, including Romelu Lukaku, Patrick van Aanholt (really believe he can take that left back spot), Lucas Piazon and to a lesser extent the likes of Tomas Kalas etc. Now there’s no way all these lads can be thrown into the starting line-up at the same time and won’t all win a place at the same rate, but I’d rather see a De Bruyne or Piazon play back-up for Oscar than pay £11 million for Victor Moses, for example. I think we waste the talent we already have and are always too quick to quick to spend millions in an attempt to bulk out the squad which isn’t necessary.
At the very least I hope De Bruyne isn’t sold. I’m perfectly happy to see him spend another year in Germany if the clubs sees fit even though I think he’s earned the right to compete in Chelsea’s ranks.