Chelsea have allowed attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to join German side Werder Bremen on a season-long loan in a bid to give the youngster some valuable first-team experience.

The 21-year-old was signed from Racing Genk during the January transfer window but was allowed to return to the Belgium club on-loan until the end of the season.

Chelsea have now made the decision to once again send the Belgium international to another club in order to continue his development as he is viewed as one for the future at Stamford Bridge.

Kevin de Bruyne
Chelsea have allowed Kevin de Bruyne to join Werder Bremen on a season-long loan [Reuters]

De Bruyne burst onto the scene at Genk back in 2009 and he was a regular starter for the next three seasons as he made more than 100 appearances in all competitions, scoring 38 goals and catching the eye of the Chelsea hierarchy.

He will now have the opportunity to test himself in the Bundesliga were he could end up being used on the wing that was previously occupied by Marko Marin who moved to Chelsea earlier in the transfer window.

It was announced earlier in the week that Werder Bremen were interested in signing the winger and general manager Klaus Allofs confirmed the deal had been completed after De Bruyne completed his medical.

"We have intensively observed Kevin for months and since then have had good talks with him and those in charge at Chelsea," Allofs told the club's official website. "Thursday morning we were able to agree on the final contract details. We are happy that we were able to improve the quality of our roster with this signing.

De Bruyne also admitted how happy he was to complete the move to Germany as he looks to try and make an impact in the first team.

"It's great the move to Bremen is done," said De Bruyne. "Werder has a great tradition, playing in one of the best leagues in Europe with a full stadium and I want, with my new team-mates, successful football."