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Manchester City superstar subject to nine-figure interest from Saudi Arabia



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Saudi Arabia are reportedly ready to finance a figure north of £100 million for Manchester City and Belgium superstar midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

The 32-year-old playmaker is rapidly approaching the twilight phase of his career, and while Manchester City’s on-field demands show no signs of slowing, the expectations placed on De Bruyne could be too much for the Belgian to handle.

At this stage of the legendary midfielder’s career, Manchester City officials will be monitoring his ability to perform at the very highest level despite his age. Regardless, club bosses will also be putting together contingency plans for the eventual departure of the player.

Any exit for De Bruyne from top-level European football appears to be far from decided however, and there remains the possibility that Manchester City could extend the midfielder’s contract beyond it’s current expiry in the summer of 2025.

Until then, Manchester City will have to continue with handling strong interest from a number of markets, but most notably Saudi Arabia – with the Middle-East league growing in their interest, as highlighted by a new report.

According to the information of TEAMtalk, sides from within the disruptive Saudi Pro League could be willing to offer Manchester City a deal worth in excess of £100 million for legendary playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

It is claimed that ‘confidence is building’ over the possibility of luring De Bruyne, with the report quoting ‘sources connected to the Saudi deal-makers’ that the Manchester City vice-captain can be convinced to leave England for the Middle East.

Aymeric Laporte and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr are reportedly just one side who believe they can make a move happen and in turn make Kevin De Bruyne one of the best paid players in the country.

Should interest from Saudi Arabia materialise into concrete proposals for both the player and Manchester City, it remains to be seen what stance the family of the Belgian takes given their happiness in the north-west of England.

Just last summer, two Manchester City stars made the leap to Middle-Eastern football, with both Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez bringing an end to their illustrious careers in the English game.

Bernardo Silva is also understood to have been at the centre of a mammoth proposal from the Saudi Arabian game, but the Portugal international rejected the possibility of such a move, instead continuing to eye a move elsewhere in Europe.