DE BRUYNE RETURNS TO CITY TRAINING

In what will come as a huge bit of positive news to everyone concerned with Manchester City, especially manager Pep Guardiola, star midfielder and club captain Kevin De Bruyne has been confirmed to have returned to first-team training despite picking an ankle injury in the defeat they suffered at the hands of Leeds United in the Premier League days ago.

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The Belgian international midfielder has been City’s midfield anchor and one of their best players so far this season, alongside German midfield enforcer, Ilkay Gundogan. However, there were fears that he would miss the all-important Cup final against Tottenham on Saturday. After walking off the pitch during that match, Guardiola revealed after the game that he did not know the exact nature of the injury and would have to consult the club’s doctors for more analysis.
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Bruno Fernandes vs Kevin de Bruyne: Who’s The Better Player?

There have been a lot of debates about who the better midfield player is between Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne. While both players are technically gifted and are key players of their respective teams, a lot of people still believe that they have differences as well as similarities.

De Bruyne has been a key member of the Manchester City team for a long time now since making the switch from German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. Since joining City, he has cemented his name in the mind of Manchester City fans and they have in return, idolized him so well that he is already now part of the club’s history. The Belgian superstar loves to make direct passes into the 18-yard box and registers a lot of assists in the process. He assists goals more than he scores and while pundits have asked him to improve on his shooting skills, his manager Guardiola believes his assists are as important as goals.
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DE BRUYNE RETURNS TO LIGHT TRAINING

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has returned to individual training to give his team a big boost ahead of the rest of the season. The Belgian international has missed the last six Manchester City games because of a muscle injury. Kevin De Bruyne sustained the muscle injury during the home game with Aston Villa in the league last month and he was ruled out for up to six weeks as at then.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola gave the update on Kevin De Bruyne during his pre-match presser ahead of the visit of old rival Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham Hotspur players. According to Guardiola during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Kevin De Bruyne has started light training but he didn’t put a timescale on his return to the Manchester City squad. Kevin De Bruyne faces race against time to be fit for the start of the Champions League knockout stage this season. Manchester City will face German opponents Borussia Moenchengladbachover two legs in February and March to determine who will qualify for the quarterfinals of the competition. Continue reading “DE BRUYNE RETURNS TO LIGHT TRAINING”

DE BRUYNE SET FOR CITY CONTRACT

Manchester City talisman Kevin De Bruyne is closing in on the signing of a new bumper contract at the club according to various reports in the British media. A specific report from the Guardian disclosed that Kevin De Bruynehas agreed a lucrative new deal at the club until 2025. Kevin De Bruyne has been a big hit for the Citizens since they signed him from VFL Wolfsburg in the German top flight. Manchester City were criticised in some quarters but they stuck to their guns by signing the Belgian international playmaker.

Kevin De Bruyne returned to the Premier League to sign for Manchester City in 2015 in a then club-record deal and many had reservations about his ability to thrive in an environment like the Premier League.Kevin De Bruyne was at Chelsea where he failed to shine before he left to sign for VFL Wolfsburg. He came back to the English top flight on the back of him winning the German Player of the Year and he has been able to prove his doubters wrong with several impressive outings in a Manchester City shirt. Kevin De Bruyne is a key player for his team and one of the first names on the team list for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. It’s not surprising that the Citizens have decided to hand him a new five-year deal.

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GAMEWEEK 13: BEST FPL CAPTAINCY PICKS

 

The Premier League games are beginning to come thick and fast as the festive period draws nearer and this represents the best time for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers to make their mark in a bid to improve their standings. Ahead of Gameweek 13, thefootball faithful takes a look at the best four captaincy picks and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is the pick of the bunch. Here are the four players picked for FPL captaincy for the latest gameweek:

  1. Kevin De Bruyne – The Manchester City star is widely regarded as the best playmaker in the world and the Belgian international is the reigning PFA Player of the Year after his impressive form for the Citizens last season. It must be pointed out that Kevin De Bruyne has not been able to hit the lofty heights set last season, but the player is still one of the best players in the league this season. Ahead of the West Brom game at home, Manchester City are clear favourites and this game represents a good platform for Kevin De Bruyne to pick up a lot of points. West Brom are the leakiest defence in the league this season in addition to a record of a solitary win in 12 matches upon their return to the topflight this summer.

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DE BRUYNE NEGOTIATING CITY CONTRACT HIMSELF

 

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has shown his readiness to continue his career at the Etihad Stadium after the Belgian international opened new contract talks with the Citizens himself.The ex-Chelsea star revealed that he has started new contract talkswith Manchester City in an interview with local newspaper in Belgium, Het LaatsteNieuws.


The 28-year-old has been his own representative during the early stages of his new contract talks with Manchester City in the absence of Patrick De Koster, his former agent.When asked about his long-term future at the Etihad Stadium, Kevin De Bruyne revealed that his contract situation is not a difficult one as it is his desire to continue to play his football in the colours of Manchester City. According to him, he would have needed lawyers or mediators if he wanted to leave the Citizens for another club. Continue reading “DE BRUYNE NEGOTIATING CITY CONTRACT HIMSELF”