Top new signing
VfL Wolfsburg have signed Kevin De Bruyne from FC Chelsea.
Kevin De Bruyne will be pulling on VfL Wolfsburg’s Green-White with immediate effect. Sport Manager Klaus Allofs agreed on terms with FC Chelsea on the immediate transfer of the 22-year-old Belgian international, who has signed on with the ‚Wolves‘ until 2019. Kevin De Bruyne will join up with his new team mates today. The midfielder will wear the number 14 for the ‘Wolves’. Kevin de Bruyne is already very familiar with the Bundesliga, having played 33 games and scored ten goals for Werder Bremen in the 2012/2013 season. The 1,81 meter tall youngster made his professional debut with KRC Genk as a 17 year old.
Klaus Allofs, Sport Manager: „We are delighted that Kevin is joining us. He has always made it clear that his first choice was VfL Wolfsburg and that he wanted to come here. Kevin is completely convinced of the club’s sporting prospects and he has the potential to play a very significant role.”
Dieter Hecking, Cheftrainer: „In signing Kevin de Bruyne, we have managed to increase the quality within the team further still. Kevin possesses exceptional qualities. I am very happy that he has opted to come to VfL. I had a very good feeling right from our very first meeting. Kevin believes in the direction we are taking.“
Kevin De Bruyne: „For me it was always clear that Wolfsburg was my first choice is I got the go-ahead from Chelsea. I am really delighted that that the transfer has worked out. Klaus Allofs and Dieter Hecking are putting together a very good team at VfL, with great potential to achieve big things. I want to play my part in the success of the club and reaching the target of playing internationally.”