Kevin de Bruyne has been amazing this season. The Belgian midfielder's been one of the standout players in the Bundesliga and just nine months after failing to impress Roberto di Matteo the 21-year-old is looking for all the world like he's ready to make an impact at Chelsea. Happily, it seems as though the Blues agree -- when quizzed on de Bruyne's future, agent Patrick de Koster has claimed that the club is looking very seriously at bringing him back into the fold:
The conversation was very positive. They are pleased with his progress and think he is ready to become part of the first team.
The only problem is there is still no clarity about who is head coach next season.
-London Evening Standard via Sky Sports.
Chelsea's schedule is going to be jam-packed next season as well and having de Bruyne as primary backup in all three attacking midfield positions will be handy. I know there's some thought that he's ready for the double pivot, but I just don't see it working well yet -- like Josh McEachran he has the vision to be a deep-lying playmaker but in the Premier League some defensive acumen is also required and he de Bruyne's defending is still a worry.
The last note was also interesting. Seems like even those in the business don't know who'll be in charge of Chelsea next season, despite the hints that Jose Mourinho is dropping. We're in for a fun summer.