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Saudi Arabia allocate initial transfer fee offer for Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne – Seven-figure weekly wage available



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The ambitious and ongoing football project in the Middle-East appear to have stepped up intentions around a potential move for Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

The legendary Belgian midfielder will be entering the final year of contract during the 2024/25 campaign, with his existing deal expiring at the end of next season and currently no sign of a resolution in sight.

Manchester City are likely to remain relaxed about the situation, and De Bruyne in particular will almost certainly be focussed on the ongoing season and his road towards exemplary fitness for the business end of the campaign.

Nevertheless, that has not stopped potential suitors from working in the background to finance and plot a move for the 32-year-old in what would undoubtedly be the headline transfer of the upcoming summer window.

Saudi Arabia are the latest to be linked with a plot to sign Manchester City’s vice-captain, while Major League Soccer has long been mooted as a potential destination for De Bruyne when his time at the Etihad Stadium comes to an end.

Now, according to the information of Manchester City insider ‘Tolmie’s Hairdoo’ on X, Saudi Arabia football representatives have ‘made it aware’ that they are prepared to offer an eye-watering £100 million transfer fee to sign De Bruyne from Manchester City this summer.

The staggering figures for one of the Premier League’s greatest-ever players do not stop there, with the report also claiming that those within the Saudi League are also prepared to pay City’s current vice-captain wages of £1 million-per-week.

It is detailed that the offer being lined up for De Bruyne is similar to their proposal for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah last summer, with Middle-Eastern officials wanting to make both players their ‘hallmark additions’ to the Pro League.

Manchester City are likely to be in the market for central midfield recruits during the upcoming summer transfer window, irrespective of what the future holds for Kevin De Bruyne and interest from Saudi Arabia.

Lucas Paqueta of West Ham remains a primary target for those within the Etihad Stadium, as they brace themselves for continued intentions from Bernardo Silva to leave the club, while Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes has been linked with interest.

Phil Foden could be afforded more opportunities in a central role next season as Manchester City also look towards the wider roles for potential recruits, with City Group’s Savio braced for an audition in front of Pep Guardiola and his coaching staff during pre-season in the USA.