Kevin De Bruyne is surely too good for the Championship, isn’t he?
QPR are plotting an audacious January loan bid for Chelsea’s out of sorts attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, reports Italian publication Tuttomercato.
The 22-year-old Belgian shone on loan at Werder Bremen last season in the Bundesliga, scoring ten goals for the German club, and many thought he would have a significant impact on the Chelsea side this term.
Under Jose Mourinho however, De Bruyne has struggled to get much game time whatsoever, making two cameo Premier League appearances and not earning a single minute in the Champions League. The Portuguese manager left the midfielder out of the squad that traveled to Romania to play Steaua Bucharest, and it seems as though the impressive attacker is behind Oscar, Willian, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle in Mourinho’s pecking order.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp wants to take advantage of his unrest at Stamford Bridge, and make an audacious attempt to sign him on a six month loan for the second half of the season come January.
Redknapp believes the fact that De Bruyne is already settled in London will help his chances of securing a short-term deal. The Belgian will be desperate for more playing time ahead of next summer’s World Cup, but it seems unlikely that he will be prepared to drop down to the Championship.
QPR are currently flying high in the second tier of English football, and would surely strengthen their chances of promotion if they were to somehow secure a loan deal for De Bruyne.