De Bruyne wanted to move to Bayern Munich.

Kevin De Bruyne wanted Bayern Munich move, says his agent

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Kevin de Bruyne had a transfer agreement with Bayern Munich before joining Manchester City, according to his agent Patrick de Koster.

The 24-year-old had a magnificent campaign with 16 goals and 27 assists in all competitions last season as well as landing the Bundesliga Player of the Year award earning interest from many clubs across Europe.

The Citizens fought off the competition to sign the Belgian midfielder for a massive £54.5 million, but De Koster has revealed that the Citizens weren’t his first choice.

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"Kevin's heart was beating for the Bundesliga, where he broke through at Bremen and became a star at Wolfsburg,” De Koster told Sport/Foot magazine.

However, De Koster revealed that Pep Guardiola wasn’t prepared to match Wolfsburg’s valuation, a fee that meant that De Bruyne became the signing most expensive signing by a British club.

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"I'm convinced he would have played for Bayern if they had been able to pay the asking price. We reached a personal agreement with Bayern after two meetings,” De Koster said.

"The deal has collapsed on the asking price. I think that Bayern wanted to pay 50 million euros, but not any euro more,” he added.

The former Chelsea man has made a fantastic return to English football and has already begun to pay back his hefty transfer fee with 11 goals and 12 assists during his 27 appearances so far.

Despite not getting his dream move to Munich, De Bruyne's agent insists that his client is loving life in the Premier League.

"In the end City won the race and Kevin is super happy with his move. He adapted fast on and off the pitch,” his agent said.

De Bruyne has been far more successful in his second spell in England for Manchester City than he was for Chelsea. The talented midfielder only made three Premier League appearances for Chelsea after the Blues signed him for £7 million back in 2012 before selling him to Wolfsburg for £18 million two years later.

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