Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is preparing a £20 Million bid for Beligian star Kevin De Bruyne. As per the reports from Sunday Express, former Chelsea reject is attracting interest after impressing the Manchester City scouts recently.
De Bruyne arrived at Chelsea from Genk in January 2012 for a deal worth £7 million and he was tipped to be one of the very best in the world, but the lack of opportunities in the first team meant De Bruyne had to leave the London outfit and join Wolfsberg in a £18 million deal.
De Bruyne, since joining Wolfsberg has been in superb form this season scoring 4 goals and assisting in 9 goals for his club in Bundesliga. Due to De Bruyne’s vibrant form City manager Pellegrini is tempted to add De Bruyne to his already attacking option in Manchester City squad.
It is well known to all Premier League fans that City’s squad is an aging one and in fact it is the oldest squad in the Premier League this season and most of the City’s players are similar in their playing style. Given how Samir Nasri and David Silva end up fighting for the same position in the City’s team, a player like De Bruyne will add immense potential to City’s attacking line.
Belgian International De Bruyne, who always has an eye for the goal will be vital for City’s chances of retaining the title given how City are battling the injuries to their main three strikers, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic.
Manchester City will have to be careful while preparing a bid for De Bruyne as City have been recently fined £49 million for not complying with FIFA’s financial fair play rules. City will need to negotiate shrewdly with Wolfsberg who will not let their prized asset leave for cheap.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will keep a close eye on this transfer news as after seeing De Bruyne’s performances this season he must be aware that 23 years old attacker is quite capable of turning the title race in Cty’s favour and if it happens he will have nothing but regret in letting the player leave without enough opportunities in the first team.