Man City expected to demand a huge price for Kevin De Bruyne’s move to Saudi Pro League

Manchester City is set to demand a massive transfer fee for the sale of Kevin De Bruyne amid interest from Saudi clubs.

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In response to Saudi Arabia’s interest, Manchester City is apparently willing to demand a substantial transfer sum in order to let go of their best player, Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws said that in order to approve the player’s departure, the Cityzens would need to recover as much as £85 million (€100 million).

It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia is showing interest in Kevin De Bruyne. Het Laatste Nieuws claims that the playmaker has been targeted by the Saudi Pro League for more than a year and that he is aware that moving to the Middle East may result in him earning an enormous £60 million.

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The Belgian outlet clarified Man City’s position in the matter by stating that the Cityzens would seek up to £85 million (€100 million) in order to part with their highly valued possession. If anything will happen from here, only time will tell.

Kevin De Bruyne, meanwhile, has spoken his opinions regarding a prospective Saudi move rather clearly.

When pressed on the matter, the midfielder acknowledged that he might be persuaded by the substantial financial infusion that would come with a move to the Middle East but refused to completely rule it out.

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“I certainly don’t rule out Saudi Arabia. At my age, you have to be open to everything,” said the 32-year-old.

“You’re talking about incredible amounts of money in what may be the end of my career. Sometimes you have to think about that.”

It’s important to remember that Kevin De Bruyne’s Manchester City contract expires the following summer. The Citizens may choose to cash in on him as his contract is about to expire if he doesn’t pledge his future to the team.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.