We wrote in regards to the future Manchester Metropolis star manner again in 2010, earlier than he was among the finest on the earth.
Expertise Scout: Kevin De Bruyne (November 2010)
Due to his youthful options and spiky blonde hair, he’s a spitting picture of Belgium’s most well-known son Tintin – and just like the cartoon-character sleuth, the 19-year-old Genk attacking midfielder may quickly be the topic of an journey of his personal, with Chelsea and Bayern Munich amongst these on his case.
A part of a formidable new wave of Belgian expertise, De Bruyne solely turned an everyday starter for Genk within the second half of final season – however what a six-month masterclass it turned out to be because the confident teenager gave a tuneful recital of poise, will to win and creativity.
Whether or not on the left or by way of the center, his approach, explosive vitality – notably when slicing in and letting fly with a strong right-foot shot – and insatiable need to be within the thick of the motion sparked the membership’s domination of the Europa League play-offs.
Earlier coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck introduced De Bruyne alongside gently, however his successor Franky Vercauteren noticed no want and inside days of being appointed in December final 12 months put in him in his first XI.
Regardless of being tracked by Europe’s massive boys, De Bruyne prolonged his contract till 2015; not that he’s more likely to keep. As his worth rises with every good efficiency this time period, Genk shall be unable to withstand bids of £10million.
If De Bruyne, who made his nationwide staff debut this season, has a fault it’s his ego.
After “advising” Vercauteren how he must be greatest used, his coach slapped him down, saying “Soccer is a staff recreation. I shouldn’t need to remind him.”
Will De Bruyne be taught his lesson?
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