NEW YORK -- Kevin De Bruyne might have to wait another season before he makes an impact at Chelsea FC.
The promising attacking midfielder, who was purchased by Chelsea in January from Belgian club Genk, admitted to Goal.com that his role is uncertain after the English club brought in several players who play his position. He may seek a loan following the team's current tour of the United States.
"For me, I say it's important to play," De Bruyne told Goal.com. "If it's not at Chelsea, I will go to another club to play."
De Bruyne started and logged 45 minutes at right wing for Chelsea in its preseason 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain at Yankee Stadium. The 21-year-old showed great pace but also displayed a lack of cohesion in the Blues' offense. De Bruyne said he is still trying to learn Chelsea's attacking system in his first training camp with the club.
"We are growing physically and tactically as a team and that's why we're here [on tour]," De Bruyne said. "Yeah, we have to know the team a bit better but it's going quite good for me at the moment. I'm pleased with my adaptation so far. I will grow."
With De Bruyne being a major cog of a young Belgium team that wants to qualify for the World Cup, another year on loan with a clut that gives him a starting role could be the seasoning necessary to improve. De Bruyne said that his plans for next season will be determined after the United States tour.
"We are going to talk after the American tour and we will see what the best option is," De Bruyne stated.
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