Kevin De Bruyne has dropped a huge hint on his future, with Manchester United and Manchester City being put on red alert for his signature.
Since the transfer window opened in July, the former Chelsea man’s name has been plastered across the gossip columns of various newspapers with the two Manchester clubs heavily linked. Reports today suggesting United are ready to table a £50m offer for the attacking midfielder.
De Bruyne has now refused to commit to Wolfsburg in media interviews, with his future increasingly looking to be in the Premier League.
The Belgian international commented: “I am not the one telling the people I am definitely going to stay, just to move on two weeks later.”
“You always have to keep these things without a definitive statement, I believe people know the way I am. I am just trying to stay loyal and tell the truth.”
The 24-year-old has impressed in the German Bundesliga with his current club Wolfsburg last season after leaving Stamford Bridge in January 2014. Jose Mourinho was also apparently interested in bringing De Bruyne back to the club, for which the Belgian made nine appearances for.
If De Bruyne does decide to move to either one of the Manchester clubs, he’ll have his work cut out to prove he is the real deal in the city. Manchester United have already been busy in recruiting in the midfield department.
New arrivals Bastian Schweinsteiger & Morgan Schneiderlin will occupy defensive roles in the team but current employers such as Mata, Fellani & new signing Memphis Depay will be De Bruyne’s greatest threat to his central attacking slot in the side.
If he opts for the blue side of Manchester, his task will be equally as difficult. Stalwarts Yaya Toure and David Silva will be hard to edge out from the side, with both players consistently performing to a high level in their time at the club. New boy Raheem Sterling is also able to sit in the hole behind the striker.
Time will tell who has the nerve to take a rather significant and expensive punt on Kevin De Bruyne. Nevertheless, you can expect him to give it his all, with the possibility of a point to prove to his former club Chelsea that he can perform at the highest level in a potential title winning side.