The return of Kevin De Bruyne is on the horizon for Manchester City

Manchester City’s star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is edging closer. The star midfielder has been out since the opening day 3-nil win over Burnley at Turf Moor. City’s Belgian playmaker underwent hamstring surgery to repair his troublesome hamstring and has been out ever since. But his return to the Manchester City lineup is edging closer in what will be a welcome boost for the treble winners.

In an interview with Jamie Jackson and Dominic Booth of the Guardian City’s midfield star provided an update on his recovery from hamstring surgery. When asked about his recovery he said: “It’s going really well. I had surgery – it was a big injury. But we’re getting closer – closer to the new year (his original return date). I am doing really well and hoping to be back on the pitch soon.”

The Manchester City legend also outlined his goal to remain the best midfielder in world football. De Bruyne also said despite all of his personal and team success in recent years he is still motivated to be the best in the world. He added: “I want to be the best. It just doesn’t stop (his ambition). I want to be in the best team, I want to be the best player in the world. I still have motivation every day. Even being out for four months, I have tried to find ways to change myself as a player so I can still do what I did before.

With Kevin De Bruyne looking to add to his already impressive array of weapons as a player it bodes well for Manchester City when he does return to the pitch. He will return to a City side that is well-placed to kick on during the second half of the season. Adding a player of De Bruyne’s quality for the business end of the season adds another match-winner to Pep Guardiola’s squad.

De Bruyne will travel with the squad to Saudi Arabia for next week’s FIFA Club World Cup. He isn’t expected to feature at the tournament but his return is imminent in a boost for the European champions.

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