The 2015-16 Premier League season began with a bang as the much hyped Arsenal side lost 2-0 to West Ham while defending champions Chelsea drew with Swansea City in a pulsating encounter which ended in 2-2.
Manchester City remain a genuine title contender this season as they launch their their campaign to regain the Premier League title from Chelsea. They boosted their squad with the additions of Raheem Sterling, Patrick Roberts and Fabian Delph while allowing Scott Sinclair, Stevan Jovetic, Micah Richards and James Milner depart for other clubs.
If media reports are to be believed, then Kevin de Bruyne remains the top priority for City. Currently one of the hottest prospects in Europe, he set the Bundesliga on fire the previous season. Manchester City already boasts of several world class stars in their squad which is where the question arises whether De Bruyne is really needed at Manchester City.
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De Bruyne was sold to Wolfsburg after being deemed surplus for Chelsea for £18 million. He proved to be the architect behind the club's second placed finish and completed the season with an astonishing 21 assists in the league while also scoring ten goals in the process. Such was his impact that he was named as Player of the Season in Germany.
Last season, if not for Sergio Aguero's goals, Manchester City would not have remained in the top four of the Premier League.
Man City gunning for the title
Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany both disappointed and the players that were brought in, failed to perform barring the evergreen Frank Lampard. David Silva was the sole reliable playmaker in Pellegrini's team as Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas were inconsistent throughout the campaign. Except Aguero, all the other strikers failed to fire.
This season is a vital one for Pellegrini as his job seems to be on the line. Though he was able to lure Sterling from rivals Liverpool, his performances for his former club were not so remarkable the previous term. This is where De Bruyne would perfectly fit in.
The Belgian playmaker will have the opportunity to play alongside Silva who is a magician with the ball. There is no doubt that the creative aspect of City's game would be lifted by his arrival. His ability to score goals will lighten the burden on Aguero.
Man City must sign De Bruyne
He is a versatile midfielder who can play either at the center or the flanks. A midfield comprising of David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne with Yaya Toure behind them will be a nightmare for any opposition team.
Also, De Bruyne has a reputation for igniting counter attacks which will further amplify City's attacking arsenal. Still 24, the Wolfsburg ace is young and yet to hit his peak years. His addition will increase the competition for first team place which might serve as a wake up call for their under performing players.
De Bruyne will also have a shot a redemption at his former boss Jose Mourinho who was the sole reason for his departure from Chelsea, if he signs for the blue half of Manchester.
After winning every domestic title in England, City's owners have set their sights on European glory.
This makes the purchase of De Bruyne a must despite his high transfer fee as he is a player capable of turning a match in a split second.