Chelsea think De Bruyne is ready for first team, says agent

The Belgian starlet has been on loan at Werder Bremen this season but the Blues now believe that the 21-year-old could be ready to make an impact back at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea believe Kevin De Bruyne is ready to be integrated into the first team, according to the player’s agent.

The 21-year-old has spent the season on loan at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga playing 28 games, scoring six goals and creating another eight.

The Belgium international’s performances have convinced the Blues that he is ready to return to Stamford Bridge but agent Patrick De Koster is unsure of De Bruyne’s future because of the uncertainty surrounding the manager’s position.

“The conversation was very positive. They are pleased with his progress and think he is ready to become part of the first team,” De Koster told the Evening Standard.

“The only problem is there is still no clarity about who is head coach next season.”

The player himself admits that he may get shipped out on loan again next season if he is not a permanent fixture in the squad.

“Chelsea have told my agent that I must play for a big club if I don’t stay at Chelsea in the summer and that I have to play at a higher level,” De Bruyne told Kicker.