Wolfsburg do not fear losing De Bruyne, insists Hecking

The Belgium international has been in exceptional form this season but his coach is confident that, for now at least, his future is not uncertain


Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking is confident the club will be able to hold on to star player Kevin De Bruyne for the foreseeable future.

The 23-year-old has been in stunning form for the Bundesliga side since joining them from Chelsea in January 2014 and once more impressed with a man-of-the-match performance in the 4-1 win over Bayern Munich at the weekend.

The Bundesliga leaders are one of a number of clubs keeping a close eye on De Bruyne, but Wolfsburg remain hopeful of holding on to the attacking midfielder.

“I do not have any fear that De Bruyne will leave the club,” Hecking told Doppelpass. “There are only eight teams in Europe that are a step up from Wolfsburg.”

However, Hecking also admitted that there is no guarantee the Belgium international will stay put.

“When you have a player like Kevin, there is always a bit of a risk that another team will come in and sign him.

“A big-money move would also be a sign of appreciation of what we are doing.”

De Bruyne has a contract with Wolfsburg until June 2019.