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On This Day: 2014- Chelsea sell De Bruyne to Wolfsburg

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On this day in 2014…

Chelsea’s biggest mistake of the decade? On this day 10 years ago, Chelsea officially sold Kevin De Bruyne to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

The statement read on the clubs website (which is no longer available – cited by The Guardian), “Kevin De Bruyne has today completed a move to Wolfsburg. The Belgian joins the Bundesliga club having made five starts for Chelsea, with a further four appearances as a substitute.”

That was the last we saw of De Bruyne at Stamford Bridge until he returned as a Manchester City player. The former blue has come back to haunt Chelsea on several occasions but fell short in the 2021 Champions League final.

Mourinho recently referenced on the Obi One podcast about De Bruyne’s departure; “When you are at Chelsea and you want to leave, go and another one comes. They were just kids who couldn’t wait, and their careers say they were right, but it wasn’t down to me.”

De Bruyne has scored 97 goals in 360 appearances for Manchester City.

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