Fans of Manchester City have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that claim Kevin De Bruyne is keeping City waiting over a decision regarding his future at the club.
According to reports in Belgian publication Sport/Foot (via Sport Witness), De Bruyne is currently ‘taking his time in giving his employer guarantees’ which the club would like from the player, primarily due to City facing a two-year ban from the Champions League.
In reaction to the reports, which were relayed by Man City Xtra on Twitter, fans of the club have flocked to have their say on the matter, with many claiming that their Belgian midfielder would never leave City due to his affection of the club, while other have suggested that should De Bruyne want to leave, that they would not blame him.
Kevin De Bruyne is ‘taking his time’ in giving Manchester City ‘guarantees’ regarding his future.
The Belgian’s ‘reputation has never been this high’, and his entourage have decided to ‘bide their time’.
— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) March 25, 2020
I don’t blame him tbh, would easily win the ballondor at madrid
— ali (@MrAliAdel) March 25, 2020
He won’t leave he loves the club to much
— Kdb_aj (@kdb_aj) March 25, 2020
If we did get the 2 year ban you couldn’t really blame him as he’s at the top of his game but I can’t honestly see us getting the 2 years at its worst so we will all have to just wait for the outcome from cas
— Mark N (@mark_n0) March 25, 2020
He won’t leave
— Morris (@Morriisz) March 25, 2020
I had a hard time falling asleep ? last night after I saw this ????
— Mcebisi (@deyi_Mcebisi) March 26, 2020
Anyone that doesn’t want to stick around the door is wide open, as long we extend pep, we will be fine.
— papite (@jgedeon1717) March 25, 2020
What do we think?
While some City fans have claimed that Kevin De Bruyne is too loyal to the club to demand a move, should he wish to leave the club in the future, whenever that may be, City would be losing one of their most influential players.
The £135million-rated Belgian international is currently enjoying a remarkable season with the club, scoring eight goals and providing 17 assists in the Premier League, in addition to a further goal and two assists in the Champions League.
As such, with City facing their two-year ban from Champions League football, the club will likely struggle to attract the big-name players it once did, and if City were to also lose the goals and assists of De Bruyne on top of this, Pep Guardiola will have an extremely tough task in ensuring that his team challenge for the title next season.