Unexpectedly, according to GOAL, Kevin De Bruyne, the star player for Manchester City, is reportedly thinking of joining the Saudi Pro League in the summer. The Belgian star is apparently attracting renewed interest from the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Renowned for its role in high-profile football acquisitions, the PIF has renewed its interest in De Bruyne and now regards him as a priority target for the impending transfer window. With one year remaining on his current contract, De Bruyne’s term with Manchester City is slated to expire in 2025, which has sparked rumours of a possible summer 2024 transfer.
Saudi teams have previously shown interest in De Bruyne; in October 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team, Al-Nassr, reportedly shown interest in the 32-year-old midfield player. Al-Qadsiah, a Saudi second-tier team, was apparently eager to sign him.
Injury has plagued De Bruyne’s 2023–2024 season, limiting his Manchester City appearances. He had surgery for a muscular injury he sustained in the season opener against Burnley, which kept him out of the game for a considerable amount of time. The Belgian, though, just announced that he had resumed training and was added to the team for the December 30 game against Sheffield United.