De Bruyne completes move to Wolfsburg

first_imgGerman club Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Kevin de Bruyne from Chelsea.His transfer was rubber-stamped on Saturday morning after he signed a five-year contract. The 22-year-old Belgian, who spent last season on loan at Werder Bremen, made only three league appearances for the Blues after being signed in 2012.AdChoices广告All three came before he angered Jose Mourinho with his performance in a Capital One Cup tie at Swindon in September, since which De Bruyne’s future at Stamford Bridge has been in doubt.He cost around £6.5m when he was bought from Genk and Chelsea made a significant profit on that deal, with Wolfsburg believed to have paid around £16m.Boss Mourinho recently explained that the hefty transfer fee involved, coupled with De Bruyne’s desire to leave, meant Chelsea were prepared to let him go.He said: “We know Kevin is a fantastic young player with fantastic potential. I still say I would be happy to keep him.“But you also have to analyse the player’s pride and personality, and he probably wants to go so much it’s maybe a good option to let him go and it’s a very good deal for the club from a financial point of view.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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