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.

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.

But after returning to training two days ago, even though the cup final may be coming too soon for him, there is a breath of fresh air and huge hope that he will be fully fit to face French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final next month.

Both everyone at Manchester City, including the club’s fans, will now have a huge sigh of relief that their best player will be available for contention in a couple of important clashes toward the end of the season. The Etihad Club will also love the idea of having a fully fit De Bruyne as they need all the firepower they can assemble in a bid to complete a treble, given that they are almost over the finish line in the Premier League title race.

The midfielder could start on the bench against Tottenham on Saturday, as there are fears that he is not fully match fit yet. He could also be introduced to the match later as well.