Manchester City made a second bid of £47m for Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgium international was sold by Chelsea to Wolfsburg for £18million in January 2014 after manager Jose Mourinho froze him out at Stamford Bridge. Manchester City are understood to be confident that De Bruyne is keen to join Premier league and are expecting him to ask Wolfsburg for a move to the Premier League. On that row they submitted an improved bid for the 24-years-old winger after their initial bid of £35m was turned down by Wolfsburg a few days ago.
The new bid of £47m for De Bruyne if accepted by Wolfsburg will make him fifth signing of Manchester City this summer.
Although Klaus Allofs, the Wolfsburg sporting director, continues to claim the German club will fight to keep the Belgian. The intention behind Allofs’ statement is believed to be nothing but a bargaining stance.
“I think some other clubs have definitely turned Kevin’s head,” Allofs told Kicker magazine.
He further added, “He’s got to listen to the offers. I can’t expect from him that he doesn’t even want to entertain them. If he was only contracted to us until 2017, then yes, it would be different. But let’s be honest about it – it’s highly unlikely that he’ll stay with us right up until 2019.”
The winger, who was Germany’s Footballer of the Year for 2014/15, is ready to prove himself once again in England and Manchester City are prepared to offer him a five-year deal worth around £200,000-a-week.
The signing of De Bruyne will definitely strengthen the attack of Manchester City as he will adjoin Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and David Silva.