Manchester City fans everywhere were a little disappointed when Kevin de Bruyne said he was not going to leave current club Wolfsburg on Monday.
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However, it seems like those comments were a little forced.
The word on the street on Tuesday is that De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick de Koster, is very unhappy that his client was virtually forced to commit his future to the Bundesliga side while giving an acceptance speech at an awards ceremony on Monday.
Asked on stage at the Sport-Bild Awards in Hamburg, Germany — he was named Lower Saxony’s footballer of the year for 2015 — about his future at Wolfsburg, De Bruyne was asked to repeat the following statement by the host.
“I, Kevin de Bruyne, will definitely play this season at Wolfsburg,” De Bruyne said.
His agent has since told various outlets that no decision has been made about De Bruyne’s future and that he was very unhappy with the situation that was set up. With Manchester City said to be weighing up a bid of $60 million for the Belgian winger, De Bruyne’s promise (albeit rather lackluster in its nature) may came back to bite him if the Citizens come in with a big bid between now and the end of the summer transfer window on Sept. 1.
De Bruyne, 24, excelled in the Bundesliga last season, scoring 10 goals and adding 20 assists, the most of any player in Europe’s top five leagues. After leaving Chelsea in 2014, the winger has kicked on his career and his direct running, clever passing and rasping shots mean he would certainly be at home in the pace and power of the Premier League.
His current club Wolfsburg have revealed they have no interest whatsoever in selling their star man, as his form last season lead them to second place in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League qualification for this year. Financially, they don’t need the money selling De Bruyne would bring.
If City do come calling and nab De Bruyne following their impressive start to the current campaign, could you imagine the Belgian on one wing, Raheem Sterling on the other and David Silva playing in the hole behind Sergio Aguero? That would be a stunning attacking quartet.
City fans, stop salivating.