Kevin De Bruyne: Wolfsburg’s Man of the Moment

Deciding to return to the Bundesliga and at the back of a decent World Cup campaign, the 23 year old Belgian is helping his team surge forward to the top of the Bundesliga table and he is making sure that finishing in a Champions league spot is very much in the cards.

De Bruyne has the most assists in the league this season and is having a remarkable Rückrunde in which he managed to find the back of the net on five occasions in no more than three games.

The presence of Kevin De Bruyne in midfield and his stunning partnership with his team mates, most notably with Ivan Perišić, is what makes Wolfsburg such an attacking threat. The 4-1 win against Bayern Munich on Matchday 18 was a full proof of what De Bruyne is capable of.

Besides setting up Bas Dost for the opener, he also grabbed two stunning goals in the match and was named player of the week by Bundesliga fans. This eye catching performance was followed by a crucial late goal against Eintracht Frankfurt to secure a much needed point for Dieter Hecking’s side.

KVV Drongen was where it all started for the 23 year old. And after playing his thread in Belgium with Gent and Genk, it was Chelsea who snubbed the young talent on the winter of 2012. After finishing the season with Genk he moved to London but only to be sent back on another loan deal, this time to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, where he had a successful season.

And on July 2013, he returned to Chelsea with a promise from manager Jose Mourinho that he was a part of his plans. But his stay at the Stamford Bridge only lasted until January 18 and De Bruyne put pen to paper on a permanent move to Vfl Wolfsburg. He then made his debut in a 3-1 win against Hannover 96 and became an integral part of the team after that.

This season however has been special for Kevin. He is enjoying time at the Wolfswagen Arena with his team currently sitting in 2nd place 8 points behind leader’s Bayern also being in the the knock-out stages of the Europa League. The assist-master De Bruyne is heaping praise all around Europe and it wouldn’t be far away before the bigger teams start fighting to secure his services.

The recent acquisition of André Schürrle seems to have added a little bit of something extra to the team and it would be exciting to see what the two former Chelsea team mates can do together. They are off to a good start with the 3-0 home win against Hoffenheim last Saturday, and a lot is hopefully yet to come from the duo.

Finishing the season on a high note is what both Wolfsburg and Kevin De Bruyne are striving to accomplish and thus far all looks well for the Bundesliga’s most exciting player.

 

Written by Brook Genene

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