Klaus Allofs, Wolfburg’s sporting executive officially states that Kevin De Bruyne will stay at the club beyond the summer of 2015.
De Bruyne began his career as professional football player at Genk in 2008 and made his full international debut in 2010, and has gone on to earn over 25 caps for Belgium. He signed for Wolfsburg last January on a five-year contract as he sought first-team football prior to the 2014 World Cup after failing to break into the list of Chelsea’s line up.
According to teammate Marcel Schafer, the Wolfsburg winger will resist the lure of ‘top clubs’ and stay put at the club after enjoying a disappointing time at Chelsea. He believes that the Belgian man will not move away from the Wolves for at least another year because of the lack of game time he received at Stamford Bridge.
Previously, before he moved to Wolfsburg last summer for £18 million, De Bryunejust made three appearances for Chelsea between 2012 and 2014. Up to this day, Bruyne has scored 14 goals and provided 21 assists in all competition this season and has helped Dieter Hecking reach the quarter-finals of the Europe League.
De Bruyne has played a large part in the club’s recent success, with Die Wolfe still in the German Cup and the Europa League. On the other hand, Wolfsburg also close to a Champions League return for the first time since 2009 as they place second in the league.
His excellent performance in attacking midfielder post frequently make his name mentioned as a potential successor to Bayern Munich’s ageing wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. Besides Munich, speculation has also been building over a return to Premier League with Manchester City which reportedly interested in the Belgium international.
On Wednesday (18/3), Belgian news outlet HLN claimed that Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have reiterated their interest in the Belgium midfielder, who could cost as much as €60 million.
But Wolfsburg, clearly states that they have no need to sell their star player this summer.
Klaus Allofs, the boss of Wolfsburg, told the reporter that his men want to play Champions League with Vfl and also establish themselves among the best clubs in Germany, “and we want to achieve that with the best players.” Currently, Allofs is building a squad with all the men in the team, and do not think about who could leave now.
He added that De Bruyne will star beyond summer of 2015, but admitted, “I don’t know what will happen after that.”