Kevin De Bruyne keen to stay at Manchester City despite strong Saudi interest

Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly keen to stay at Manchester City despite interest from the Saudi Pro League. The Belgian midfielder is currently out injured until the New Year as he recovers from hamstring surgery. He was injured in City’s opening day win over Burnley.

Graeme Bailey of reports that De Bruyne is keen to stay at the treble winners. Bailey also reports that the City midfielder believes he still has plenty of time at the top level left. In addition, Bailey adds that De Bruyne believes he could follow in the footsteps of Luka Modric and play at the elite level late into his thirties.

Furthermore, it is also reported by Bailey that De Bruyne would prefer a move to the MLS later in his career. He adds that it is believed the midfielder would prefer a move to the United States if he were to move abroad.

Pete O’Rourke of had previously reported on the Saudi interest in De Bruyne. He adds that the Saudi Pro League officials were hopeful of luring De Bruyne to the Gulf State.

The treble winner’s star midfielder is currently on the comeback trail from hamstring surgery. Kevin De Bruyne suffered the injury in Pep Guardiola’s side’s opening day 3-nil win over Burnley. It is believed that he is scheduled to return in the New Year from the injury.

Earlier this week De Bruyne finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or. He was one of five Manchester City players to finish in the top ten of the award. His return to the City lineup will be a welcome boost as he is in line to return for the second half of the season.

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