Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City’s ace midfielder and captain, has been sidelined since the beginning of the season due to sustaining a hamstring injury. The Belgian international was nursing this severe issue during the final few months of their treble-winning campaign last season.
In the Champions League final against Inter Milan, after struggling, De Bruyne was subbed off in the first half. He played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s securing the club’s first-ever European triumph, completing the treble-winning season. The attacking midfielder has provided an update on his injury.
Kevin De Bruyne injury update
Manchester City’s season to defend their Premier League and Champions begins with the absence of their key creative head, De Bruyne, who is out of the action after starting the inaugural Premier League fixture this season against Burnley and the Community Shield final against Arsenal respectively.
The 32-year-old player has only played 49 minutes of football this season and, since then, has been out of selection for Pep Gaurdiola’s squad. The Belgian has finally opened up about the serious injury that has kept him from stepping on the pitch.
The creative midfielder has provided an update on his possible return and, moreover, claimed this is the most severe injury he has suffered in his career. In addition, he also blamed the significant number of matches he played within the hectic schedule for the condition.
De Bruyne said, “I’ve never experienced this, I’ve never had such a serious injury. A hamstring surgery is not common either. We are now three months away and I am doing very well, we are on schedule. I underwent my surgery. But they didn’t give me a deadline when I will be able to play football again.”
“This is an injury due to the sequence of matches and risks I have taken throughout my career. I already have over 700 matches on the counter.”He added further.
Potential Saudi interest in the Manchester City man
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the most prominent figures in Manchester City’s success in recent times under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. As per the emerging reports, Saudi Pro League clubs are interested in paying the huge transfer fee to land the Belgian in Saudi Arabia who is contracted with the Premier League club until 2025.
Saudi clubs have now shifted their focus to securing De Bruyne’s signature after attracting other big stars from Europe and especially from the Premier League. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Jordan Henderson, Firmino, and Aymeric Laporte are among the few names that have moved to the Saudi Pro League this summer.
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