For a club record £55m the Citizens have signed Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne from German side Wolfsburg.
The 24-year-old De Bruyne who joined Wolfsburg from Chelsea has put a pen on a six-year deal with Man City is Citizens’ fourth summer arrival as Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Nicolas Otamendi joined Manuel Pellegrini’s side earlier.
Transfer of De Bruyne, who will wear the number 17 shirt at Etihad Stadium after Manchester United’s £59.7m signing of Angel Di Maria is the second highest fee paid by a British club.
Question remains what will happen with Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas, or who will make a room for the high paid De Bruyne.
Happy to be a citizen. Looking forward to play with my new teammates. Focus on the Belgian Red Devils now… pic.twitter.com/eU63sZJJ3K
— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) August 31, 2015
Playing for Wolfsburg he’s made 33 assists in 72 appearances in all competitions and he was a part of Germany national team which have won the World Cup in Brazil last year.
For the club official website De Bruyne said:
“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.
“I think this is the most important for the Club, the players and for the fans of course.”
Man City Manager Manuel Pellegrini also reflected on De Bruyne’s capture: “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.
“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.”