Belgium International Kevin De Bruyne’s big-money move to Manchester City has finally been confirmed, but is he a necessity or a luxury for City?
De Bruyne will be returning to the Premier League after an unsuccessful spell with rivals Chelsea.
De Bruyne arrived at Stamford Bridge at the end of the January transfer window in 2011/12 season for a fee of £7million. He would remain at his club Genk on loan for the remainder of the 2011/12. At the start of his first official season with the Londoners he was sent out on loan to German side Werder Bremen.
Following his successful loan spell in Germany with Bremen, in which he scored 10 goals 34 games. It was believed by many that De Bruyne would become an important player for Chelsea. After only nine appearances in all competitions in the first half of the 2013/14 season. De Bruyne returned to Germany on permanent basis this time with Wolfsburg for a fee of £18million.
Star Man For Wolfsburg
De Bruyne was an integral part of the Wolfsburg team that finished 2nd in the Bundesliga last season, seeing the team qualify for this seasons Champions League. De Bruyne scored 10 goals and provided 21 assists for his team-mates. The latter being a new Bundesliga record. In all competitions De Bruyne bagged himself 16 goals and provided 27 assists. This saw him being named Footballer of the Year in Germany.
His performances in Germany have caught the eye of several of the top clubs, with Manchester City always appearing to be at the front of the queue for his signature. The money we are talking about is too good for Wolfsburg to turn down. If you think they bought him for £18million, they will be making a profit of nearly £30million on him.
Is De Bruyne a player that Manchester City really need, they have started the season well with four wins out of four. They look to be very fluent in attack, attacking teams with pace of Sterling and Navas, with Silva pulling the strings in the No.10 role. Where would De Bruyne fit into their style of play?
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