Belgian international and Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is all set to join Manchester City this week after he is set to undergo a medical at Manchester in the coming few days.
Manchester City were keen on luring the service of the attacking midfielder since a long time and it was reported that the club would pay somewhere around 54 million pounds and 4 million pounds add-ons.
Wolfsburg initially was not ready to let their star player leave who had guided the team to many triumphs last season.
Now as the Cityzens have shown their eagerness in landing the player at the club this summer, Wolfsburg is ready to negotiate a deal with the Premier League giants.
Speaking about the imminent transfer deal, Wolfsburg director Klaus Allofs said: “He’s had an astonishing, astonishing offer from City and we can’t compete with that. We had to take it seriously and that is the way we react with our players and finally we decided to start negotiations with City.
“During the day we have gone on with negotiations and we’ve got closer to each other. But the deal is not done. So hopefully we will find an end tonight or tomorrow morning.
“I would prefer to keep him, not to get the money. But the money now is really the issue because Kevin was qualified with Wolfsburg for the Champions League and he was a key player and took the next step.
“At Chelsea he was not that good and I know the story because I took him to Werder Bremen two years before and then to Wolfsburg. It will be very difficult – apart from Bayern Munich – to compete with the Premier League in the future.
“It is a big blow if he is leaving Wolfsburg but, you know, it’s a difficult situation. Have a look at the statistics. Kevin did I don’t know how many assists and he scored 10 goals so he was, he still is, a key player for Wolfsburg. It’s really a situation that nobody was thinking about when he started with us.”
Sky Sports claim that the deal could materialise this week itself as Manchester City are preparing a private jet to bring Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester.
Wolfsburg might not field Kevin De Bruyne on Friday night’s Bundesliga big match against Schalke.
Allof added: “Of course it’s stressful but it’s a luxurious position for him to be in. He’s going to go from a Champions League club to another champion League club, that’s a luxurious position to be in.
“He’s done a lot of thinking, but he’s made this decision. To live with this uncertainty, as a professional footballer you’ll just have to make it work.”