Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne is without question one of Paris Saint-Germain’s main transfer targets this summer. Coach Laurent Blanc is a keen admirer of the player and it was reported back in December that the coach earmarked the Belgian as a possible recruit. This intensified during the early weeks of January after the whole debacle involving Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani’s no-show at the winter training camp. Lavezzi looked certain to leave but it never transpired.
Three months on and De Bruyne is still on the Parisian radar. Whether Laurent Blanc is coach or not next season it does not really matter, the hierarchy are evidently keeping tabs on the 23-year-old. Sporting director Olivier Letang was in attendance during Wolfsburg’s 3-1 first-leg win over Intanazionale in the last-16 of the UEFA Europa League last week. He will have been thrilled by what he saw as De Bruyne netted a brace and assisted a goal for Naldo.
His form is one of the main reasons why the Wolves are Bayern Munich’s closest challengers in the Bundesliga. Nine league goals in 25 appearances along with 16 assists. Those kind of figures are not to be scoffed at. Whether he is playing just behind the striker or out wide, he has versatility to his game and he has come into his own in Germany after a disappointing move to Chelsea. You can see that he has a bag full of potential to become one Europe’s top players.
He would essentially be replacing Lavezzi. Despite a little renaissance of some sort in the last few weeks, it looks a foregone conclusion that the Argentine will be seeking pastures new in the summer. When you compare De Bruyne’s stats to Pocho’s, there is no comparison. Lavezzi has netted just one goal in Ligue 1 this season, accumulating four assists. The Belgian has quadrupled that assist figure!
Is there a realistic chance of us signing him? Well, VFLW are on course for the Champions League. Have no need to sell. And most importantly the player is content at the club. However, as reported by the Daily Express he did hint that a move at some point in his career will happen. The Belgian said; “I feel very comfortable with VfL Wolfsburg at the moment. I can imagine signing a new contract with the club. But in football, it goes very fast. In football, there is a lot of money. Wolfsburg is not yet like Bayern Munich, of course. And my greatest ambition is to play for a big European club, where I can win trophies. As many trophies as possible”.
When that time comes, Paris Saint-Germain will almost certainly be vying for his signature.