De Bruyne`s Parting Shot
After a week or so of intense speculation, our Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne finally signed for the German side, Wolfsburg.
Although the fee was announced as undisclosed, it`s probably fair to say that Chelsea made a profit on the fee they paid out when he was signed from Genk.
De Bruyne`s Chelsea career never really got kick-started, last season he was sent out on loan and this season his first team appearances, apart from the pre-season tour, have been few and far between.
However, it appears that De Bruyne didn`t depart on the best of terms and that Jose Mourinho won`t go down in his memoirs as his favourite manager.
Rumours of a rift relating to De Bruyne not giving 100% in training have been intimated but it is something the Belgian, on departing Stamford Bridge, is quick to deny with the player remarking to the media,
"I still don`t know why I lost my place. I`ve never asked. Mourinho never told me, 'You don`t train well`.
"It`s a pity he said it in a press conference. That`s not me. I always give 100 per cent. That`s why I asked him to let me go."
I guess some things are just not meant to be and we`d like to wish Kevin all the best at his new club.