Recent reports are saying that Manchester City are ready to pay £47million for Kevin De Bruyne from VfLWolfsburg.
With that in mind, could it be that Jose Mourinho’s cast-off will come back to haunt him in the worst possible way?
A Matter of when not if for De Bruyne
De Bruyne’s move looks like more of a matter of when, rather than if. The Belgian has recently stated that he would like a move to the Etihad and City have shown that they’re willing to stump up the cash to take him there.
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Citizens captain Vincent Kompany said it would be a great move as the former Chelsea man is a “phenomenal and complete” player. Talk about high praise.
City already looked revitalized in their opening game against West Bromwich Albion, where they dominated and won 3-0, and were even better during their replicated rout over reigning champions Chelsea.
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They were statements of intent that Manuel Pellegrini's men are going to be challenging for the Premier League title this season.
With Yaya Toure and David Silva looking in good form, and new signing Raheem Sterling showing great potential, City look like they have a much better chance in this campaign. After the second round of fixtures the Citizens are now the odds-on side with Betfair to win the Premier League.
How would De Bruyne Add to the Man City Squad?
The addition of De Bruyne would undoubtedly strengthen the team and make them an even more formidable force.
He would add more attacking options to an already highly aggressive team. Last season in the Bundesliga he made 34 appearances for Wolfsburg and was a pivotal part of most of their attacks, making 20 assists and scoring 10 goals.
The Belgian seems like the kind of player who could make an instant impact in the Premier League and will have a point to prove after being offloaded by Chelsea.
After Pellegrini’s not so spectacular transfers last season, the acquisition of Sterling already appears to be a much better move. If City can also bag De Bruyne, pundits will surely agree that their moves in the transfer market this time out have been progressive, and should help them mount an effective title challenge.
Football fans, will it be City who lift the title at the end of this season? Is De Bruyne the man to help them? Let us know in the comments box below.