Bundesliga star dishes the dirt on former club.
Chelsea flop Kevin de Bruyne has spoken out about his disastrous time with the Stamford Bridge, claiming that a ‘higher transfer fee’ may have improved his chances of success the Blues.
The 23-year-old has been a hit in the Bundesliga for Vfl Wolfsburg – a stark contrast to his failed time in London.
He clearly isn’t regretting his £16m move from Stamford Bridge.
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De Bryne believes that had he been signed for a more sizeable fee than the £6.7m Chelsea paid Genk in January 2012, boss Jose Mourinho may have taken more notice of him.
“Maybe things would have been different if Chelsea FC had to pay £32m and not £6.7m when I arrived from Racing Genk,” De Bruyne was quoted by Sky Sports.
“A higher transfer fee would have potentially handed me a different sort of status inside the club. And possibly, handed me more chances.”
The Belgian international also described being at Stamford Bridge as a world away from any club experienced in his career.
“Chelsea FC has not been the best choice at that point in time,” he continued.
“Being with Chelsea FC is like being in a different world. Manager Jose Mourinho did not explain to me why I was not playing more regularly for the club.”
With 11 goals and 15 assists in 29 appearances for Wolfsburg, it’s plain to see why his signature is sought after.