Newcastle upon Tyne, England – On January 13, 2024, Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City was seen prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park. Recent reports suggest that De Bruyne, along with Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min, may become targets for Saudi Pro league teams next season. To deter interest from the emerging league, The Mirror has reported that City is prepared to offer De Bruyne a lucrative deal. According to the report, the Belgian midfielder could earn £1 million a week (R23 million) if he decides to make the switch to Saudi Arabia.
Despite only recently returning to action, De Bruyne has already proven his importance to Manchester City. In their win over Newcastle United, De Bruyne came off the bench to score a goal and provide an assist. City manager Pep Guardiola acknowledged De Bruyne’s significance in the team, praising him as a legend who is beloved by their supporters. Guardiola expressed his hope that De Bruyne will continue to contribute in the remaining months of the season.
Guardiola also emphasized the team’s need for players like De Bruyne, who possess individual talent and can make a difference in the final third of the pitch. He commended their recent performance against the physical team from Newcastle, stating that everyone agrees it was a strong showing.