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Kevin De Bruyne | Forward

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 168

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Kevin De Bruyne kept his impressive goal-scoring form going for Manchester City as he netted a late winner against two-time defending Europa Cup winners Sevilla.
Since his entrance into the starting line-up at Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne has been good for a goal or an assist (or both) in every match he has played with the exception of the Champions League away win over Monchengladbach. He continued that great form on Wednesday with a well-taken ball into the far corner from a Yaya Toure assist. The goal gave City a win heading into Sunday's Manchester Derby and puts them in second in their Champions League group a point behind leaders Juventus who drew with Monchengladbach today. Oct 21 - 5:00 PM

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Familiar problems raise their ugly head and the old enemy from across town steal a march as the wheels come off the early season steamroller…

A CL defeat was disappointing, but no great drama (and nothing new). The West Ham defeat was a blow, but the Hammers have been forever bursting bubbles this season (at Arsenal and Liverpool anyway). But there is no positive spin on the 2nd half capitulation at Tottenham. The fact that ‘big’ players Vincent Kompany and David Silva (and Joe Hart on the bench) were missing make is no longer an excuse, but an albatross. City’s dependence on their ‘spine’ – be it real or imagined – is threatening to derail the entire City project, never mind their season Yaya Toure is now out with a hamstring strain, after four assists in seven matches. And Sergio Aguero’s current malaise means Kevin de Bruyne, with three goals in three matches (from just four shots) has quickly been burdened with carrying City’s hopes.
Sep 29 - 7:03 AM

Manchester City took the early lead at White Hart Lane courtesy of Kevin de Bruyne, but the defense collapsed in the second half and Tottenham would eventually win 4-1.

After keeping five clean sheets in their first five, City showed some cracks last weekend and today the floodgates opened. Things started right for them, and they took the early lead when Yaya Toure stormed down the center of the pitch on a counter attack before picking de Bruyne out on the right and the marquee summer signing slotted home with a clinical finish. They looked to be in control right up until near the halftime whistle but Spurs managed to level when the defense fell asleep, perhaps convinced the play was offside, and they paid the price. Tottenham used the goal to gain momentum and began bossing the second half, as the absence of Vincent Kompany, who fell ill earlier in the day, along with the selection of Willy Caballero over Joe Hart in goal proved costly.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 26 - 9:52 AM

There was no League Cup magic as Manchester City came out of the gates quickly and thrashed Sunderland 4-1 in Tuesday Capital One Cup action.

Sergio Aguero scored from the spot in the ninth minute after Patrick van Aanholt fouled Jesus Navas in the box. From there it was Kevin De Bruyne scoring his second in two matches, Vito Mannone scoring an own goal for his opponents and Raheem Sterling capping off the early scoring with City's fourth in 36 minutes. Ola Toivonen scored a late consolation goal but it wasn't close to enough as Sunderland looked overwhelmed yet again this season.
Sep 22 - 5:22 PM

Man City racked up their 10th victory in a row, before announcing the £54 million signing of Kevin de Bruyne. It’s looking ominous for the rest of the PL…

It’s a perfect four from four this season for City, without a goal conceded. The one team in the Premier League with no discernible weakness has also added Europe’s most prolific goal creator of the recent seasons. Which means problems for managers. Manual Pellegrini has got to pick which players to leave on the bench… The rest of the PL managers have got to figure out how to deal with the players he puts on the pitch…And us FL managers have got to select which City players to own. Their ten goals this season have been scored by eight different players – the only two registering twice being Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho. Watford’s stubborn first half resistance was finally broken by Samir Nasri replacing Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling playing centrally. David Silva was again the man that unpicked the lock. So where de Bruyne fits in remains to be seen. Perhaps Joe Hart will miss out – he didn’t have a shot to save on Saturday…
Aug 31 - 5:19 AM

Manchester City have reportedly agreed on a fee for Kevin de Bruyne.

Kevin de Bruyne was not a huge success at Chelsea but Manchester City are willing to spend £54m on him to give him another chance at shining in the Premier League. de Bruyne is now older and more experienced and has shown flashes of brilliance at Wolfsburg that have led a number of big clubs to pursue him. The winger is set to have a medical at Manchester on Thursday and if all goes well, he should be unveiled as a Manchester City player on Friday. His arrival could mean a move to the bench for Jesus Navas.
Source: The Guardian
Aug 26 - 5:15 PM

Man City are getting mixed messages from Kevin de Bruyne, but are still yet to formally place a bid for the Belgian playmaker…

As a transfer ‘saga’ Man City’s pursuit of Kevin de Bruyne has perhaps overtaken that of Raheem Sterling, which had a happy ending. But is still someway short of Paul Pogba, which didn’t. Although no formal bid has been, the de Bruyne affair took another couple of twists this weekend with the Wolfsburg midfielder saying in The Sun newspaper that a return to England would be ‘tempting’. But his current manager Deiter Hecking insists that he will stay in the Bundesliga. Perhaps, de Bruyne’s positive comments were made before Man City’s first half horror show against Stuggart. And Hecking’s made after half an hour, when City were four goals down…
Aug 3 - 10:10 AM

Man City could be shedding up to six first team players to make room for an influx of talent, including Raheem Sterling, Paul Pogba and Kevin de Bruyne.

With a blank cheque book promised from the club’ owners, City boss Manual Pellegrini seems to be freeing up a bit of space in the dressing room. James Milner and Frank Lampard were allowed to and Micah Richards and Richard Wright told to leave and news this week suggests that Edin Dzeko, Stefan Jovetic and Aleksander Kolorav might yet be joining the exodus. Speculation about those coming in has so far centred around Raheem Sterling and Paul Pogba (but who hasn’t Pogba been linked with…?). With former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne’s agent confirming initial talks with the club. It does sound a bit like a thinly veiled ‘last chance’ notice to the rest of the football world, but could spark a chain reaction of big money deals. Expect a revolving door at The Etihad this summer.

Chelsea have sold Kevin de Bruyne to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg for a reported fee of €20m.

The sale went almost unnoticed in the shadow of Juan Mata going to Manchester United. De Bruyne was another casualty of the congested Chelsea attacking midfield and the Belgian wanted to earn more playing time ahead of this year's FIFA World Cup. He wish has been granted and he will be an integral part of Wolfsburg before heading off to Brazil in the summer.
Source: The Guardian
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Bundesliga side Wolfsburg have presented a bid for Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and are hoping for an answer very soon.

The two clubs started negotiations last week with Chelsea placing an audacious £25 million asking price on the 22-year old Belgium-born midfielder. Its been reported that Wolfsburg will pay up to £17 million, although Mourinho is not sold on letting De Bruyne go entirely. It's quite possible a loan move will be approved with an option to buy. Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs said: "The ball is in Chelsea's camp now," and De Bruyne's agent, Patrick De Koster, expressed his clients' desire to move back to Germany. "We hope something might happen soon. Kevin really wants to go to the Bundesliga." De Bruyne has played just 132 total minutes for Chelsea this season and has not featured in a league game for Jose Mourinho's side since September 21. If Mourinho can sell him for £17 million he would be making a profit of nearly 150 percent.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Chelsea and Kevin De Bruyne's agent have discussed a £12.5 million January move that would send the 22-year old midfielder to Germany's Bayer Leverkusen.

Since logging 132 total minutes in the first five games to start the season, De Bruyne has seen absolutely zero playing time. He was signed by the Blues for £7 million back in January 2012 so if they can sell him for £12.5 million they stand to profit rather well. The Belgian international wants to play regular football in a World Cup year so this move seems to make sense. De Bruyne has one assist on the season.
Source: The Mirror
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 08:34:00 PM

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots believes Kevin De Bruyne should leave Chelsea in order to get regular first team football.

De Bruyne is likely to be one of Belgium's main players for next year's World Cup and his manager rightly expects him to play first team football and get in good form. The youngster only has two Premier League starts under Jose Mourinho and has played less than 150 in the league. If Mourinho doesn't plan on using it, he should at least loan him out, for the benefit of Chelsea and Belgium. De Bruyne started and played a little less than an hour in Belgium's friendly against Colombia.
Source: Sportsvibe
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Kevin de Bruyne has remained hopeful that he has a spot at Chelsea in the near future.

Kevin de Bruyne started the year off strong but has lost his spot in Jose Mourinho's rotation. He made his first appearance in a month this past week in the Capital One Cup along with Chelsea's other backups. With Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Andre Schurrle, and Oscar all competing for playing time, it seems that de Bruyne will have to wait a while to get more regular time on the pitch.
Source: Metro
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 04:45:00 PM

Juventus are interested in Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne and will reportedly make a bid during the January transfer window.

De Bruyne started well for Chelsea this season but Juan Mata has been earning more and more playing time as the season progresses. De Bruyne is certainly a quality player but is struggling to find playing time in the extremely deep Chelsea midfield. He is one of Chelsea's players of the future so it seems unlikely he'll go to Juventus, but Mourinho has proved to be very unpredictable and we won't count out the option just yet. Avoid him for fantasy purposes for now.
Source: Sportsmole
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Kevin De Bruyne continued to impress under Jose Mourinho in Chelsea's first game of the season against Hull.

After an impressive preseason, De Bruyne had a nice display against Hull in the first real game of the season. He started on the right but frequently cut inside to create chances. You can expect De Bruyne to earn solid playing time this season, but with Juan Mata coming back, he may not be an automatic starter every single week, so be careful when you choose to play him.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 11:13:00 AM