Speculation continues to mount on the future of Kevin De Bruyne as the January transfer window approaches. De Bruyne recently said that he would leave the decision on his future to Chelsea. Star winger Eden Hazard, though, thinks that De Bruyne should leave Chelsea (on a loan deal). Hazard unveiled this stunning interview while on international duty with Belgium.
According to Belgian newspaper HLN, he said to ‘Sport Weekend on Sporza’ that such a decision would benefit the Belgian national team. He said (Dutch speakers, excuse the poor translation by Google):
“If we want to get the best out of Kevin, it is better that he leaves [Chelsea]. But he’s a big boy. He has to make his own choices.
“Playing at the World Cup after a year of not playing regularly… I think that is very difficult. If he does not play, it is better for him to leave.”
Hazard here appears to be speaking entirely from a Belgian perspective. De Bruyne does not appear to be closer to the first-team and the players competing for his position look extremely good right now.
The likes of Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen, Bayern Leverkusen, and Anderlecht are interested in taking him on a loan deal in January, which appears to be the best solution for all parties. However, it would depend on Chelsea’s presence in the cup competitions and the injury situation.
Hazard also spoke about Mourinho’s presence at the Columbia-Belgium match, which has been rumoured as a scouting trip to see Radamel Falcao. Hazard continued:
“I knew he was coming by journalists. But that’s not important.
“Some said I played well because he was there. That has nothing to do with it. Whether he is or not, I play my game.”
Chelsea return to Premier League action with a trip to West Ham United on Saturday.