A director of the Saudi Pro League mentions a Man City star as a possible transfer target.
The midfielder for Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne, is one player who Saudi Pro League director Michael Emenalo would want to see transfer to Saudi Arabia.
Many players from Europe, including Riyad Mahrez, joined Saudi Pro League clubs during the previous summer transfer window.
However, one of the major players in the league has now mentioned a City player in relation to possible future arrivals in the Middle East.
A primary target named by the Saudi director is De Bruyne.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Emenalo discussed the types of players who have joined the Saudi Pro League and those he would want to see join as well.
“Players like [Lionel] Messi, [Karim] Benzema, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, and Mo Salah, like Kevin De Bruyne, are players that we are willing to listen to when there is a sense of availability for them,” the speaker stated.
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In a £55 million deal, City acquired the midfield player from Wolfsburg during the summer transfer window of 2015.
Since then, the Belgian has played 358 games in all competitions for the Manchester United team, totaling 96 goals, 153 assists, and other awards, including five Premier League crowns.
The 32-year-old’s contract at Etihad Stadium is scheduled to expire in the summer of 2025, therefore if the team isn’t going to extend it, a Saudi club may want to try to initiate a potential transfer move for the player during the upcoming summer transfer window.
However, we believe that the team should grant De Bruyne a new contract to retain him at the Etihad beyond his present one and rule out any chance of a Saudi club trying to entice him to the Middle East given his value to the team, something Pep Guardiola has previously noted.