Manchester City Complete De Bruyne Transfer

KDBAfter weeks of rumors regarding a big transfer involving a Manchester club, one has been put to bed.

Premier League leaders Manchester City have signed Kevin de Bruyne from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. The transfer fee is said to be about $78 million, a figure that is in line with the fee City paid Liverpool for Raheem Sterling earlier this summer.

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“I want to reach the highest level possible as a player and I think the most important thing is that at the end of the season we can be happy and maybe have some titles,” he said. “I think this is the most important for the Club, the players and for the fans of course.”

The Belgian international will wear the no.17 shirt and follows in the footsteps of Sterling, Fabian Delph and Nicolas Otamendi in transferring to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

De Bruyne returns to the Premier League after leaving Chelsea in 2013-14 season.

City Manager Manuel Pellegrini was happy with his club’s latest signing. “It takes a special footballer to improve our squad and I have no doubt that Kevin is certainly one of those – he has all of the mental, physical, tactical and technical attributes required to fit straight in. “We like to play attractive, attacking football and bringing in a player like De Bruyne will only aid us as we fight on four fronts.”