Kevin De Bruyne: Man City Star Aims Subtle Dig at Magazine That Branded Him ‘Chelsea Reject’ 7 Years Ago

Kevin De Bruyne: Man City Star Aims Subtle Dig at Magazine That Branded Him ‘Chelsea Reject’ 7 Years Ago

  • Manchester City's decision to fork out a huge amount of money to sign Kevin De Bruyne seven years ago was widely ridiculed
  • The Belgian midfielder had failed to make it at Chelsea, where he was sent out on loan to Germany
  • De Bruyne, now a star at City, took time to troll the magazine that called him a Chelsea flop

Kevin De Bruyne's rise to the top hasn't been easy. Like almost everyone else, he had to fight and work hard to prove he had the talent to make it in professional football at a top level.

He thought he had finally gotten his big break when he joined Chelsea in 2012 from his boyhood club Genk. Chelsea had just won the Champions League and were looking to build on that squad for future successes.

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Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City, Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen, Chelsea
Kevin De Bruyne reacts during Manchester City's clash against Crystal Palace on August 27th. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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But his Chelsea career didn't pan out as he had expected. He ended up making less than five appearances for the London side before he was sent out on loan to German sides Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg permanently.

He revitalized his career at Wolfsburg, helping them win the DFB-Pokal and DFL Super Cup in the 2014/2015 season. He was also voted the Bundesliga player of the season. At the height of Manchester City's spending in 2015, the Premier League side forked out close to 60 million euros to sign the Belgian.

It was a move that was greeted with scepticism from all over the football world. How could someone who failed to take off at Chelsea make it in England? Popular publication, The Mirror branded him the '60M reject' and wrote;

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Manchester City ready to smash British record for Chelsea flop de Bruyne.

Well, that aged well. It is at Manchester City that De Bruyne has established himself as one of the best creative midfielders in history. He has four Premier League titles, among other domestic cups. He has also won two Player of the season awards.

And on the seventh anniversary of the famous headline by Mirror, De Bruyne took to Twitter to remind all and sundry that he had proven them wrong. The 31-year-old dropped some grinning emojis as if to say, who's laughing now?

Sprint legend Usain Bolt also reminded the world that he is still a force to reckon with

Looks like De Bruyne is not the only one in the business of reminding people who he is. Previously, Sports Brief reported that Usain Bolt took to his Twitter account to remind the world that he is still the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.

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A USA Track and Field Magazine FloTrack had pipped Fred Kerley to break Usain Bolt's long-standing record in the 100 metres races.

Kerley is part of the new generation of sprinters that have taken over since Bolt left the scene. Kerley stormed to victory in the finals of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon with a time of 9.86 seconds.

Source: Sports Brief News