Kevin De Bruyne has finally made his long anticipated move back to the Premier League joining Manchester City from Bundesliga’s Wolfsburg for £54 million (roughly $83 million).
Voted best player of the Bundesliga last season, the young Belgian 24-year old wanted out of his old club rejecting potential contract renewals, despite assertions from Wolfsburg saying that De Bruyne was not to be sold.
Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of @DeBruyneKev! Story: http://t.co/paLxppSmsi #welcomeKDB pic.twitter.com/B9N0mu8DST
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 30, 2015
De Bruyne said about joining his new club, “I want to reach the highest level possible as a player and I think the most important thing is that at the end of the season we can be happy and maybe have some titles.”
The Belgian star is set to return to the Premier League after playing at Chelsea for a short spell, being loaned out to Werder Bremen and Racing Genk in the two years he was contracted to the club.
After joining Wolfsburg in 2014, KDB led his team to a runner-up position in the Bundesliga and helped his team win the DFB-Pokal against Borussia Dortmund in 2015. Earlier this season, Wolfsburg also won the DFL-Supercup defeating Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in penalties.
Manchester City adds in De Bruyne an amazing attacking midfielder that can also be played out wide and, with the season City has been having so far, KDB can only help further Manchester City as title favorites as they continue their domination of the league having won all four of their Premier League matches so far.
They sit at the top of the table with 12 points out of a possible 12 points with an amazing 10 goals for and an equally astounding no goals against.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini said about De Bruyne, “It takes a special footballer to improve our squad and I have no doubt that Kevin is certainly one of those — he has all of the mental, physical, tactical and technical attributes required to fit straight in.”