Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne open to leaving Manchester City for MLS and San Diego FC

Despite his injury issues over the last few years, few players have been as effective and lethal as Kevin De Bruyne has been for Manchester City. The Belgian has been City’s creator-in-chief ever since he signed for the club in the summer of 2015. Since then, De Bruyne has created the most chances in the Premier League and currently sits second on the table for most assists, 50 behind Ryan Giggs.

Thus it’s no shock that the midfielder is considered to be amongst the best in his position despite being 32 years old and it has shown during the 2023/24 season. Despite missing 35 games, De Bruyne still managed to contribute to 24 goals, a tally that includes 14 in the Premier League alone. It shows just how important the Belgian is to Manchester City even if he may not be at the club for much longer.

De Bruyne open to playing in the MLS but no deal imminent yet

That comes in light of the fact that the Athletic has reported that Kevin De Bruyne’s camp has had conversations over a potential move to the MLS for the Belgian. The report has revealed that the 32-year-old’s party has opened talks with San Diego FC, the only MLS club De Bruyne is open to playing for. However, talks haven’t progressed beyond that with any rumours of a deal being done wide of the mark.

The Belgian is still under contract at City for another year, as his current deal expires in the summer of 2025, although reports have indicated that De Bruyne might retire once that expires. That has never been confirmed but it has been the underlying rumour surrounding the Belgian for a year now especially with his injury issues piling up.

That is despite serious interest from several Saudi Arabian clubs, including Al-Hilal. But De Bruyne has rejected all approaches from the Saudi Pro League, with him keen to continue in Europe for now.

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