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De Bruyne`s Parting Shot

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.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday January 19 2014
Time: 12:57PM


He talks a better game than he plays. Wolfsburg is hardy a step up in footballing terms.
19/01/2014 13:10:00
I do think JM made remarks abt kdb's performance in training (not 100% sure) . But that wasnt good on Jose's part. Kdb hasnt talked that negatively abt mou as the media is showing.
Blue Krusaders
19/01/2014 13:17:00
"He talks a better game than he plays." When was that?
19/01/2014 13:47:00
Very good talent, and a bit sad to see him leave. I actually thought he would be a good CM as he has been quite versatile. It is our loss, and a direct result of our trend to acquire young talented players without considering the need for them and the overall balance of the team.
19/01/2014 13:49:00
@ddrogba : financially not a loss tho. We made good profit.
Blue Krusaders
19/01/2014 13:57:00
I like him as a player but to be fair, he said himself that he had an offer from Atletico Madrid and didn't take it because he was not sure of playing there, and make the starting XL ahead of the likes of Arda Turan, Koke, Adrian, etc...... so how he demanded Jose to pick him ahead of in-form trio Oscar, Willian and Hazard ? ........ good luck to him and sincerely wish him all the best... his talent was never in doubt... his problem was simply the fact that our regular trio are way ahead of him......
The Persian
19/01/2014 14:03:00
Fair enough. Not the first or last time a footballer will leave a club and raise questions about this or that. Would have loved to see him do well but such is football. Wish him all the best...just not against us (if he ever does play against us).
19/01/2014 14:05:00
The Persian - Thank you for talking some common sense. KDB is a talent, but was the 3rd string #10. He doesn't have the work rate nor the defensive ability to play on wing or in the pivot. KDB wanted playing time and it is understandable. CFC sold him for a profit. Good business. There is a reason he went to Wolfburg..he can have more playing time there. Good luck to KDB.
19/01/2014 14:09:00
KDB has a high work rate. When Mourinho doesn't want a player that's that. So believe whatever you want.
19/01/2014 14:45:00
Oscar, Hazard and Willian were not on form at the beginning of the season. Mourinho had nothing to judge players on. He has his preferences.
19/01/2014 14:47:00
There's nothing wrong in having preferences, is there? We all do...
19/01/2014 14:58:00
Yup thats that F_V how much longer will you cry about it?
Pavel Permiachkin
19/01/2014 18:40:00
Its not Jose`s obligation to play players just because they have got potential. He didn`t play because we have better players in his position, Mata included. For the money that the club purchased him for and then no doubt sold him to Wolfsburg for, it hopefully generated a profit that can help us as a club compete with FFP that is looming. Buy cheap and sell them on at a profit if they don`t make the grade. The scenario will play its self out time and time again in the years to come, hopefully the club have also had the sense to incorporate a sell on clause, that could generate further monies for the club if any player secures a lucrative move elsewhere. There will come a time, when all the top clubs around the the world snap up any youngster with talent, put them out on loan and then reap the profit. Sepp Blatter will have to once again deal with the mess that he has created with his ridiculous FFP experiment.
20/01/2014 14:20:00
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