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Manchester City clinch signing of Kevin de Bruyne


Manchester City have clinched the signing of Belgian attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg.

The 24-year-old former Chelsea player had been a prime transfer window target of City boss Manuel Pellegrini who can now integrate him into the Barclays Premier League leaders' squad.

De Bruyne has signed a six-year contract, his new club announced.

Pellegrini said on City's website: "We are very happy to have added Kevin to our team and I have no doubt that he will be a big success on his return to the Premier League."

The fee has not been announced but reports have suggested City may have gone as high as £58million with their offer, eclipsing the £49million club-record price paid for Raheem Sterling earlier in the summer.

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  1. Flyvanescence

    August 30, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    The fee was only £51M. The 58 was a “reported” figure that was also immediately proven false. Also Sterling’s fee was only £44. There were 5 in potential conditional add-ons but only some of those will likely ever be met.

    Really shoddy reporting from the Press Association. of all people one would think they would report accurate facts.

  2. CTBlues

    August 30, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Wolfsburg is going to have a hard time now pushing Bayern and Dortmund for the league and compete in the Champions League.

    • Flyvanescence

      August 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      They will be fine. Despite the rhetoric they knew De Bruyne was leaving all summer and have signed Draxler as a replacement, who is bloody good in his own right and young.

    • Borussia DortMan

      August 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Wolfsburg also sold Ivan Perisic to Inter Milan for 20M Euros. I would love to see Andre Schürrle get back to his best as he has the quality replace some of those goals leaving the team.

      It will be interesting to see how Wolfsburg will reinvest this money. It looks they have started by signing defender Dante from München for 4.5M pounds.

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