One of Europe’s hottest properties, Kevin De Bruyne has emerged as a top target for Manchester City this summer and a reported £47m bid has been lodged by the Citizens to lure the Belgian away from the Bundesliga.
City are now ready to pay De Bruyne €320,000 per week in order to bring the Wolfsburg ace to the Premier League once again, according to Squawka per Sport Wereld.
Once De Bruyne accepts this offer, he will become the highest paid Belgian player ever, earning above the €280,000 received by Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard and that of Liverpool’s new signing Christian Benteke who earns a reported €200,000-a-week at Anfield.
The former Genk player failed to cut it at Stamford Bridge was sold by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who claimed the Belgium international wanted a security of playing every game. De Bruyne joined Wolfsburg and hit the ground running. He created 111 chances for the Bundesliga outfit last season and created 20 assists, which was the highest for any Bundesliga player.
Man City have been busy this summer, following the £49m signing of Raheem Sterling and former Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph – who was convinced by the Citizens to make a dramatic U-turn after deciding to stay at Villa Park earlier in the summer.
De Bruyne’s arrival could see him deployed in the right hand side in an attacking trio comprising Spain’s wizard David Silva and English speedster Raheem Sterling, with Sergio Aguero upfront. This will create one of Europe’s deadliest attack, which will guarantee Manuel Pellegrini at least a trophy this season.