Kevin De Bruyne To VfL Wolfsburg Is A Good Move For All Involved


Photo Courtesy of @VfL_Wolfsburg

It was evident that Kevin De Bruyne did not envision himself much of a Chelsea player during his time at Stamford Bridge. The young Belgian was constantly outspoken about wanting moves to other teams, and truthfully, had not evolved enough as a player to warrant a starting spot in the Blues star-studded midfield.

Thus, a move to Bundesliga side, VfL Wolfsburg, was in the cards, and since he had become quite popular in Germany during his time on loan with Werder Bremen, it was a perfect match.

De Bruyne is a highly talented winger with enough potential to one day become elite, but, at the moment, without the maturity to match. During his time with Chelsea, it was clear that the player did not want to fight for a starting position and was much more comfortable moving to a smaller club where he would be heavily relied upon as the focal point.

After winning the Bundesliga for the first time in 2008-09 with Edin Dzeko, Wolfsburg has struggled to to recreate the same form. The injection of the De Bruyne’s pace down the right flank is just what is needed in order to kickstart their offense, and the player could possibly be the final piece to the puzzle of achieving Champions League football.

While this was a good signing for Wolfsburg, this was an even better piece of business for Chelsea. The west London club bought the player for £7 million in 2012 and sold him this January for £17 million. That goes to show the sort of impact last season had, and that despite his struggles with the Blues, clubs still rated him very highly.

The money brought in from the De Bruyne transfer was then used to fund the purchase of Nemanja Matic, a central/defensive midfielder, and a position of real need.

Now, the player is off Chelsea’s books and is happy to get the playing time he needs in order to contend for a spot in Belgium’s World Cup squad.

Emilio Gonzales is a Soccer and College Football writer for Follow him on Twitter @Emilio_G184 and add him to your network on Google.

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  • Mint Vittaya

    Missing the maturity ? Not wanting to fight for a starting place at Chelsea ?
    He had no chance with José Mourinho you mean. The whole world saw what Mourinho did to Kaka and Casillas, he don’t like you and name or no name you can sit on the bench. What he did to Mata, do you describe it also : no will to fight, no maturity. Players who have maturity and a will to fight leave such a manager when they have the chance to do so. Losers they stay and hope on a chance that never comes with a MORON manager like that. De Bruyne is a winner, more than many others ever will be.