The loan debate
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has recalled the time in which he told Chelsea enough is enough and asked to leave the club.
The Belgian was a promising player on the books of the Stamford Bridge side and as evident by his form now, was tipped for big things.
With claims from several corners of Europe that the player is now world class and one of the best midfielders in world football, Chelsea certainly mishandled this one.
That is because De Bruyne has now been discussing when he left Chelsea in the first place and that all comes down to talk about loan moves.
Chelsea are infamous for shipping the majority of young players out around Europe and have the most players out on loan than any other club.
De Bruyne didn’t want to be just another promising young player out on loan, he wanted more.
Having been bought from Genk, Chelsea loaned him back to the Belgian side before recalling him and loaning him out to Werder Bremen.
The midfielder recalled that after that experience, he never wanted to be loaned out again and that was enough.
Friendly reminder that Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best football players on planet earth
— O O (@otoiks) October 2, 2017
De Bruyne’s explanation
Safe to say, the latest quotes from the Manchester City midfielder don’t hold much back.
“After those experiences, I’d rather wanted to be sold,” he explained.
“Otherwise, I would end up in the same situation all over again: playing well on loan, returning to your parent club and then, every year again, feel like the young player back from loan who still has everything to prove.”
“That’s something I didn’t want to experience for the third time in a row.”
“Let’s say that I would perform well at Wolfsburg, that I would play a good World Cup and that I would return to Chelsea afterwards with the same status that I had before.”
“No, I didn’t fancy that. I decided to leave on a permanent basis.”
“At Chelsea they wanted me to stay, but I had the feeling I wouldn’t get a fair chance.”
“That’s why I wanted to move to a club that wanted to pay Chelsea’s asking price.”
"De Bruyne is a Chelsea reject he wouldn't even start for us anyway" pic.twitter.com/4qxQmTkrDB
— Jake (@KingDeBruyne) September 30, 2017
One reason KDB is world class
There has been much talk on Kevin De Bruyne over the past few weeks as the player continues to impress.
Pep Guardiola made a case for why the Belgian is one of the best players he has ever seen and now others have come out.