Kevin De Bruyne determined to prove his worth at Chelsea
Chelsea complete signing of Belgium winger Kevin De Bruyne from Genk on five-and-a-half year deal for a reported £9m fee
Kevin De Bruyne has admitted his delight at joining Chelsea after penning a five-and-a-half year deal with the Blues.
The Belgium winger will be loaned back to his former club Genk for the rest of the season after the move, believed to be worth £9m, was confirmed by both clubs on Tuesday.
“It’s a little bit of a dream come true,” he told Chelsea’s website. “I’ve worked very hard and am still very young but have already played a lot of games.
“To come to a team like Chelsea is a dream but now it’s a reality and I have to work hard to achieve the level that’s necessary.”
Confirmation of the transfer comes after Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas said he was not behind the arrival of the 20-year-old and that the move was instead down to “club policy for the future”.
“It’s a target that’s decided by the club, that I knew about for quite some time,” said Villas-Boas. “It’s the right thing [to buy him] and I’ll do everything in my power for him to reach maximum potential.
“But it’s down to the club in decision-making. I’m a manager who respects club policy. A club has to look to the future, whether it’s with this manager or another. He’s a good bet for the future.”