Kevin De Bruyne has been pushed to the fringes of the Chelsea first-team in the last few weeks. This has increased speculation that he may leave the club in January at least on a loan deal. There has been no shortage of interest in the 22-year-old, as clubs from Germany and Belgium are keen on him.
De Bruyne will be keen on leaving Chelsea and fans cannot fault him for that. This is the World Cup year and he would want to be in Belgium’s squad for the tournament. A few games here and there for Chelsea is not going to help the situation. According to Sky Sports, he told that the club will decide his future. He said:
“Maybe [leaving in January]. But Chelsea is my employer and they decide my future.
“I don’t have to talk about what could happen in January now, as it’s only November. A lot can still happen.
“The fact that I’m playing at Chelsea is proof I always performed well.
“The manager told me in July that I had to stay, so I’m not a difficult person. I’ve no regrets.”
Most of De Bruyne’s nine appearances this season have come as a substitute. He has scored one goal and assisted two others in these matches.
He would definitely find it hard to get game time at this moment. The likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Willian, and Schurrle are all playing very well. Only the tightly packed Christmas schedule may help De Bruyne or perhaps working like a lunatic in training.