Wolfsburg Chief claims Chelsea regret the sale of De Bruyne
It does not require a football connoisseur to state the impact Kevin De Bruyne has had on Wolfsburg since his arrival a year ago. But his impact has been so high that Chelsea are regretting selling him according to Wolfsburg’s general manager Klaus Allofs.
23-year-old De Bruyne completed the move from to Wolfsburg last January for a reported fee of 17 million pounds after having see opportunities very hard to come by at Chelsea. De Bruyne however had a lukewarm start to his career at his new club in the second half of last season. But he has looked a completely different player this season netting eight league goals from midfield and setting up many more thereby justifying the fee paid by Wolfsburg to lure him.
His performances have caught the eye of big clubs including Manchester City who are eyeing a move for him this summer after due recommendation from club captain and fellow compatriot Vincent Kompany. His stellar show has helped his club to second in the table where they lie eight points behind leaders Bayern Munich against whom he had scored a brace recently in a 4-1 victory.
'’At Chelsea they watch with appreciation as Kevin has developed,’' Allofs told Kicker. '’They've seen it confirmed why they were reluctant to let him leave.'’
De Bruyne had a rough time at Chelsea
De Bruyne signed from Chelsea from RC Genk and was loaned back immediately. He was again sent out on loan to Werder Bremen the following season where he was impressive and scored 10 goals in 34 appearances for the club. That form convinced Chelsea to bring him back but however he failed to nail down a regular spot in the side with Oscar, Hazard and new signing Willian often preferred.
His story is somewhat similar to that of Andre Schurrle’s who has recently followed him to Wolfsburg. Their combination has got the fans all excited are now expected to star together for the club in many matches to come.