Kevin de Bruyne is Not for Sale – Pep Guardiola
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has said Kevin De Bruyne doesn’t have a release clause in his contract, thus indicating no intentions of selling him in the future.
The City Manager has no intentions of selling Kevin de Bruyne any time soon.
Kevin de Bruyne, who signed a new contract during the January transfer window will play for Manchester City until 2023. And when a reporter asked with a price for selling the midfielder, Pep replied with a straight no.
“I don’t know what his release clause is. He journalist asked if we’d sell for €250m and I said no. But it’s my personal opinion. In England there are no release clauses, you have to negotiate for the club.”
The Belgium midfielder is currently out of the football pitch after injuring his knee during training. He is expected to be back out at least till November. However, the manager insists de Bruyn’s progress is good at the moment.
Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling who was also injured is now in contention for Saturday’s game against Fulham. With only two years left on his contract, reports are circulating Sterling wants a £100,000-a-week pay rise. And the manager wants the forward to stay.
“It’s well-known that we’re delighted with him and would like him to continue. The club knows my opinion, and we share that, and after that, it is [up to] the club and Raheem’s agent. I’m outside; I’m not involved. “Sometimes this kind of thing needs time. It’s important that Raheem and his people know how delighted we are with him and after that maybe it happens or maybe not.”
The defending Premier League champions are now at the fourth position with three wins and one draw in four games.
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