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Kevin de Bruyne

24-Year-Old Midfielder     VfL Wolfsburg  Bundesliga


Belgium

Birthdate:  June 28, 1991    Birthplace:  Drongen, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  168 lbs    
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August 28, 2015    Kevin de Bruyne News

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De Bruyne is expected to finalize his move from Wolfsburg to Manchester City in a club-record £54 million transfer this weekend, the Manchester Evening News reports.

De Bruyne struggled in the Premier League when he was with Chelsea, but he absolutely thrived with Wolfsburg last season, helping them finish second in the Bundesliga and clinch a spot in the Champions League this season (coincidentally, they will play in Manchester United's group). He is expected to replace Jesus Navas on the right wing despite playing a more central role in Germany, but with David Silva entrenched as the No. 10, De Bruyne will be pushed out wide.

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August 11, 2015

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Manchester City have submitted a bid of £47 million for De Bruyne, reports Sky Sports.

De Bruyne previously played in the Premier League for Chelsea, and had informal contact with City prior to the team launching the transfer effort. The midfielder's agent said they are waiting to see if the two clubs can come to agreement on the proposal.

July 24, 2015

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Manchester City began discussions with Wolfsburg about a potential summer transfer of De Bruyne, reports the Daily Mail.

City have prepared a five-year deal with an option at the end for an additional year, but have yet to agree to a transfer fee with Wolfsburg.

June 10, 2015

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De Bruyne confirmed that his agent had informal talks with Manchester City regarding a potential transfer, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder had an extremely strong season with Wolfsburg in Germany, and has attracted the attention of a number of big clubs as a result. He still has four years remaining on his current contract, so any transfer will have to be heavily negotiated with the German side.

May 16, 2015

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De Bruyne assisted on Daniel Caligiuri's goal in the first minute of Wolfsburg's 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, his 21st assist of the season, which is a new single-season league record.

De Bruyne has been magical for Wolfsburg this season, as his 21 assists are tops in the big European domestic leagues. While he's assured Wolfsburg of qualifying for next season's Champions League, he has been heavily rumored to be leaving the club this summer, with Manchester City appearing to be the likeliest landing spot.

April 17, 2015

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De Bruyne had a game-high 12 crosses as Wolfsburg lost 4-1 Thursday to Napoli in the Europa League.

De Bruyne was typically creative throughout but could not help Wolfsburg avoid an embarrassing home defeat. The Belgian was one of very few positives in a dismal team display, constantly sending dangerous balls into the box and producing the highest pass accuracy on the side.

April 4, 2015

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De Bruyne got an assist as Wolfsburg recorded a 3-1 win Saturday over Stuttgart.

De Bruyne continued his excellent season with an assist for Andre Schürrle in the 76th minute. The Belgian had an eventful game, producing two crosses in all and having three shots.

March 31, 2015

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Reports suggest that Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain met with De Bruyne's representatives as the team continues to work on a potential transfer move for the midfielder, reports the Daily Mail.

While Wolfsburg would like to keep De Bruyne for another season, the checkbooks of Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint Germain could be too much to resist. The midfielder has attracted attention from each of those clubs, and could prove to be an interesting transfer storyline this summer.