German Cup champion Wolfsburg have insisted coveted winger Kevin de Bruyne is going nowhere this summer. The Belgian was inspirational in the Wolves’ 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Saturday, having broken a league record for the number of assists this term, accounted for 21 assists. As an addition, De Bruyne has been in excellent form for cup winners this season by scoring 10 league goals.
Wolfsburg CEO Klaus Allofs has described the club’s in-demand midfielder Kevin De Bruyne as unsellable, amid continued speculation over the future of the 23-year-old Belgian international. The statement was then supported by the club’s chairman.
Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a regular player as they won the 2010/2011 Belgian Pro League. In 2012 he joined English club Chelsea. The Belgium international signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million. He has not gone unnoticed and he has been linked with Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
The Belgium international has enjoyed an impressive 18 months in the Bundesliga side since arriving from Stamford Bridge in January 2014, after struggling to make an impact during his time in England. Meanwhile, Manchester City have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Kevin de Bruyne after Wolfsburg warned the winger won’t be sold. City are keen to bring the £35million-rated Belgian back to the Premier League following a miserable time in England with Chelsea.
The winger has just put a scintillating season at the Volkswagen Arena, helping Wolfsburg to finish as Bundesliga runners-up behind Bayern Munich, and also claim the German Cup, seeing off Borussia Dortmund in the final clash. De Bruyne still has four years remaining on his contract with Wolfsburg, who have qualified for next season’s Champions League.
“Maybe I’m playing the best football of my career right now,” De Bruyne said. “I had some good years in Belgium and with Bremen, but now I’m playing at a top club in one of the best leagues in the world and it all has an even greater meaning.”
Wolfsburg’s chairman Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz has warned Europe’s top clubs that they can look, but not touch the 23-year-old, or any of his successful side for that matter. Javier Garcia is determined to keep hold of his stars to build on their success. He told Sport Bild: “We want to confirm our success this season in the future and, for that, we are keeping this team together.”