Jose Mourinho explains why Chelsea sold Kevin De Bruyne to Wolfsburg before Man City disburden
Manchester City got the elite out of Kevin De Bruyne after a troublesome point at Chelsea earlier in his career.
Jose Mourinho insists he wanted to obtain Kevin De Bruyne at Chelsea before he left for Wolfsburg in 2014, a year before joining Manchester City.
has been at since 2015, arriving for a £55m price rightful 12 months after Wolfsburg paid around £17m for him from Mourinho's Chelsea. Despite tabloid headlines deriding City's alternative to spend so a great deal on De Bruyne, the Belgian has proved to be worth every penny, helping the Blues to 11 rewards in his six year stay.
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With hindsight, Chelsea keep been criticised for allowing a trouper of De Bruyne's aptness to will for such a trivial fee, but , their boss at the time, has explained that the London mace wanted City's no.17 to stay.
Speaking to , Mourino explained the motivation behind De Bruyne's exit from Stamford Bridge, saying: "He impressed me so a great deal I made the irony I don't wanting this teenager to go on loan, I crave him to stay, and in our elite equal of the Premier League season he started censure Hull City.
"In the hindmost analogue we got to Old Trafford and after this he come to me and said, 'I want to theatre every match, I long to drama every minute'. He put a pile of obligate on that.
"He wanted to leave, he wanted to go to Germany where he was previously on loan and so happy, and his decision was to go. He put goodly pressure on that and it worked very well for him. The facts is there and the quality of the musician is absolute, he is peak five in the world."
Expanding on what Mourinho dictum in De Bruyne at the time, the void Chelsea and Manchester United protuberance added: "When he was supposed to will on loan and I made the mockery for him to stay, I proverb those qualities. He did not hold the experience and maturity he has now, but his feet and his daydream was already there.
"He knew very well what he wanted and he was not ready to retain that season at Chelsea where a mass of ethical players were in the identical team, he didn't retain the patience.
"He was not ready for that, he was coming from a season in Germany where he was playing every minute of every match.
"Sometimes us coaches perform mistakes, but that was not the case. I axiom he had the dormant to do it, but he recognized knew perfectly well what he wanted."