If Kevin De Bruyne does, in fact, plan on returning to the Premier League, it doesn’t look like it’ll be this year. Should Man City keep trying or look somewhere else?
Manchester City have suffered a serious setback in their bid for Bundesliga megastar Kevin De Bruyne after the star’s manager declared made some powerful statements on his transfer status.
According to the Metro, VfL Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking stated that his 24-year-old superstar – fresh off a season in which he broke the Bundesliga assists record – may be one of the most desirable players in the world, but that doesn’t make him available this year.
“Kevin is a player the world wants,” Hecking told Sky Sports News. “I think he will stay for a minimum one more year at Wolfsburg.”
De Bruyne had a short and forgettable stint with Chelsea back from 2012 to 2014, playing in just three games for the club before being sold to Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014. Since joining Wolfsburg, De Bruyne has been in top form, recording 10 goals and a Bundesliga-leading 21 assists during the 2014-15 season as the club finished 2nd on the table and clinched a spot in the Champions League group stage.