Kevin De Bruyne holds talks with 10 Saudi clubs as Man City star enters last year of deal

Kevin De Bruyne could leave Man City this summer or next (Image: GETTY)

Kevin De Bruyne’s representatives have reportedly held meetings with 10 Saudi Arabian clubs this week, ahead of the summer transfer window.

Despite this, the 32-year-old Manchester City star is said to be uninterested in a lucrative move to the Saudi Pro League. He favours a future switch to Major League Soccer instead.

Al Hilal, however, who have long considered the Belgian a dream signing, are hoping to change his mind per the Daily Mirror.

High-level representatives from the playmaker’s agency have recently held crucial talks with reigning champions Al Hilal and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr, among others.

Kevin De Bruyne remains one of Man City’s very best players (Image: GETTY)

Roc Nation Sports, who also represent Vinicius Junior, Gabriel Martinelli and Lucas Paqueta, manage De Bruyne.

San Diego FC have already begun private preliminary discussions with the six-time Premier League winner’s team about a potential future transfer.

Saudi clubs are also said to be keeping an eye on De Bruyne’s City team-mates Ederson and Bernardo Silva too.

As it stands, De Bruyne will be available on a free transfer in the summer of 2025 and the Saudis would no doubt love to land the Belgium international on a Bosman deal.

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De Bruyne has long been among the Premier League’s standout performers. Despite managing just 26 appearances this season, he still managed six goals and 18 assists.

That helped the Citizens to a fourth successive league title and to the FA Cup final, though they lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday in a game in which the attacking midfielder struggled.

Asked about the No.17’s future in February, City boss Pep Guardiola said: “It’s a question for him, I’d love him to stay but I don’t know.

“I heard some links but I don’t know if there’s an offer, I don’t know if Saudi Arabia wants him. I would love him to stay until the end of his career, but everyone is everyone.”

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1903658/Kevin-De-Bruyne-Saudi-Arabia-Man-City