Once an unused flop at Stamford Bridge, Kevin De Bruyne has become one of Germany’s biggest stars.
Man City are on the verge of landing one of Bundesliga’s biggest stars in a move that could also provide a huge boost to Man United’s Champions League hopes.
According to Sky Sports, VfL Wolfsburg winger Kevin De Bruyne is undergoing a physical with Man City ahead of a transfer believed to be in the range of £50 million before the summer window closes. Sky Sports also reported that De Bruyne wished farewell to his teammates on Friday night before watching Wolfsburg get a 3-0 home win over Schalke.
Kevin De Bruyne was a flop for Chelsea when he joined the club in 2012, making just 3 appearances over a 3 year span before being sold to Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014.
De Bruyne’s two years in Germany have resurrected his career as the 24-year-old Belgian led Bundesliga in assists in 2014-15 and won Bundesliga Player of the Year honors as well as the Footballer of the Year in Germany award.
Though Man United fans will undoubtedly be disappointed in seeing another star winger slip through their grasp, it won’t be a total loss as the absence of De Bruyne will seriously weaken VfL Wolfsburg – a club that just so happens to have been grouped with the Red Devils in Group B of the Champions League.
With De Bruyne’s help, Wolfsburg won the DFB-Pokal title and the DFL-Supercup – their first ever victories in both tournaments.
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