Nizaar Kinsella has made a claim about Kevin De Bruyne when sharing what Chelsea plan to do in the transfer market.
The Blues are in for a busy summer after Sunday’s season finale against Newcastle, with Mauricio Pochettino required to oversee some major squad surgery as sales are needed.
As we approach the transfer window, a claim about Kevin De Bruyne has been made.
What’s the story?
Well, Kinsella told the London Is Blue Podcast that Chelsea are wary of selling someone this summer who develops into a world class footballer, which is exactly what happened with De Bruyne.
The journalist said: “Chelsea are trying to get the right players out. They don’t want more regrets like Kevin De Bruyne.
“They are putting in serious time and effort on this. Some of the older players with less time on their contract will almost certainly leave.”
José Mourinho strangely decided to sell the Belgium international to VfL Wolfsburg for just €20m (£17m) back in January 2014, despite the playmaker showing signs of his obvious talent at Stamford Bridge.
As we all know, De Bruyne is now among the top ten players on the planet, with many baffled by Chelsea’s decision to offload him – the same can be said about the Blues selling Mohamed Salah to Roma.
Therefore, it makes sense that those at Stamford Bridge don’t want to make a similar mistake this summer.
One player could be Chelsea’s new De Bruyne
In our view, one player with the potential to become as good as De Bruyne one day is Carney Chukwuemeka.
The 19-year-old is a phenomenal prospect, with The Athletic claiming that Barcelona and AC Milan were interested in taking him from Aston Villa before Chelsea sealed a £20m deal.
Chukwuemeka has endured a difficult debut campaign at Stamford Bridge with just one Premier League start to his name, so it is imperative that Chelsea keep him happy and motivated over the summer, as he could become a star of the future.
Hopefully, the teenage sensation is given a chance to shine by Frank Lampard in the final two Premier League games of the season.