Saudi clubs hover as Manchester City reveals staggering £100M price tag for Kevin De Bruyne
Saudi Arabian teams Al Nassr and Al Hilal have expressed a strong interest in Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The 32-year-old Belgian recently returned triumphant from a hamstring injury, scoring and assisting against Newcastle United.
As City endeavors to secure a historic silverware haul, the club faces a delicate situation with De Bruyne’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2025. While the Citizens are eager to extend his tenure at the Etihad Stadium until 2026, a lucrative offer from the Middle East has turned heads.
Pep Guardiola, acknowledging De Bruyne’s legendary status at the club, emphasized the need for his unique talents in the final third. However, with whispers of interest from Saudi Arabia gaining traction, City has reportedly slapped a formidable £100 million price tag on their midfield maestro.
The Saudi clubs’ pursuit of De Bruyne underscores a growing trend, with Liverpool’s Mo Salah also in their crosshairs. The prospect of two of the Premier League’s standout performers moving to the Middle East adds an unexpected layer of intrigue to the summer transfer window.
As the saga unfolds, the footballing world eagerly awaits to see if the allure of Saudi riches can tempt De Bruyne away from his decade-long love affair with Manchester City. The Etihad faithful hold their breath, knowing that if the Belgian maestro does depart, it will be for a fee befitting his status as one of the game’s true luminaries.
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