Fri 23 February 2024 | 17:41

De Bruyne & Saudi Pro League's Pursuit

As Talks Linger, the Belgian Maestro Faces Decision Time with Manchester City

Speculation surrounding Kevin De Bruyne's extended tenure at Manchester City is mounting as discussions regarding a new contract at the Etihad Stadium have yet to commence, according to reports from The Daily Mail. This lack of contract negotiations is poised to attract interest from the ambitious Saudi Pro League, with league officials purportedly intensifying efforts to lure the Belgian playmaker away from England.

At 32, De Bruyne is an enticing prospect for Saudi clubs, especially considering the warmer climate that could potentially aid in prolonging his playing career, particularly given recent injury struggles. With his current


contract set to expire in 2025 and only a year left by the upcoming summer, the likelihood of a potential departure increases.

Interestingly, Michael Emenalo, who signed De Bruyne for Chelsea in 2012 and is now the sports director of the Saudi Pro League, attended a Manchester City training session during December's FIFA Club World Cup in the Middle East, hinting at a pre-existing connection.

Regardless of the uncertainties surrounding his future, De Bruyne remains focused on contributing to Manchester City's pursuit of an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League title and their quest to become England's first back-to-back European champions since Nottingham Forest accomplished the feat 44 years ago. Since recovering from a long-term hamstring injury, De Bruyne has made eight appearances in various competitions and is eager to make a significant impact in the coming months.



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