Manchester City are planning to stop Kevin De Bruyne from receiving a huge £1 million per week in Saudi Arabia as the Premier League Champions are ready to keep the midfield maestro at the Etihad beyond his current contract.
De Bruyne will have the opportunity to join many other former Premier League stars in Saudi Arabia at the end of his current contract with the Cityzens. Some clubs in the Saudi Pro League have reportedly shown interest in him and are ready to spend big to lure him away from England.
The Mirror reported that De Bruyne could be earning as much as £1 million if he made a tough decision to abandon Man City for Saudi. However, it seems that the dream of earning that big will not materialise as the Belgian could remain at the Etihad for the remainder of his career.
The report added that Kevin De Bruyne’s three children consider Manchester their home and will agreement in place to reward his loyalty to the club, Manchester City fans could be rest assured that they will see the sensational midfielder in the Sky Blue kit for more years to come.
The 32-year-old showed why he’s very important for the European Champions in the last Premier League match against Newcastle United despite being away for more than four months until he came on as a substitute during the match.
He brilliantly put the ball in the bottom of the net, giving the Newcastle goalkeeper no chance and bringing City back into the match. Surprisingly, De Bruyne made sure his side went home with all the 3 points as he provided a last-minute assist which was neatly scored by Oscar Bobb.
“Kevin is a legend. He is loved by our people, and, hopefully, in the last months, he can help us be there to the end,” Pep Guardiola said after the match.
“We need players like Kevin. We need him to do something special in the final third. That is not tactical ability but talent, individual talent. I think everybody agrees we made a really good performance against such a physical team in Newcastle.
“They made good transitions and, after taking the lead [through Bernardo Silva], we conceded two goals but after that talent made the difference. At half‑time, I told the players: ‘You are amazing, stick together and we will do it.’ It was really important to win because Liverpool are flying and we have to go to Anfield so it’s better to be close the them,” added the City boss.