Chelsea winger Kevin De Bruyne says that he will consider leaving the club unless he becomes a first-team regular.
He has been a regular performer in the Bundesliga thus season gaining valuable experience, but the 21-year-old warns that he does not want to sit on the bench at Chelsea:
“I am definitely going to spend pre-season with Chelsea.” he is quoted by SkySports.
“After that, we will see what happens,
“I know it will be very tough for me to accept being just a substitute. I know I would become extremely unhappy.
He went on to suggest that he may look for a move if he feels that he will not get a regular place in the Chelsea line-up:
“I want to play every match and if that doesn’t happen at Chelsea, then perhaps I will have to find a club that are a bit lower in standard.”
De Bruyne moved to Chelsea for a fee of £7m during the summer, following a successful spell with Genk in his home nation.
He is likely to face much competition from Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Marko Marin and Victor Moses for a starting spot should he return to the club ahead of next season.