De Bruyne 'happy' at Wolfsburg but leaves exit door ajar
The 23-year-old’s first season at the Volkswagen Arena has been a resounding success, sparking interest from elsewhere
Kevin De Bruyne insists he is happy at Wolfsburg but has refused to rule out the possiblity of leaving the club this summer.
De Bruyne has had a stellar season at the Volkswagen Arena, scoring 10 goals and making 18 in the Bundesliga as Dieter Hecking’s men continue to push for a Champions League qualifying spot.
Goal understands members of the Manchester City hierarchy are due to hold talks with representatives of the 23-year-old, who is also interesting Paris Saint-Germain.
Belgium international De Bruyne is happy to hedge his bets for now, claiming he is not angling for a move but also hinting he would be interested if the right offer presented itself.
“Actually yes,” he told Kicker when asked if he would stay at Wolfsburg. “But in football you never know what will happen. It may be that any club offers a sum which Wolfsburg is happy with and I am happy with. At the moment I say that I will stay in Wolfsburg.
“I think it’s annoying when a player says he will surely stay – and then leaves after the first offer.”
Wolfsburg go into the final seven games of the Bundesliga season in second place and De Bruyne is surprised how well the season has gone.
“I did not expect that we would be in such good shape,” he added. “When you give assists you always need someone to convert them to goals. It’s worked wonderfully.”
Goal revealed last month that De Bruyne had been identified as a key target for recently deposed Premier League champions City, who are looking to revamp their midfield following a disappointing defence of their title.
City are also monitoring Jack Wilshere’s situation at Arsenal and will be looking to bankroll a major spending spree by sanctioning the sales of Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri, while James Milner is set to leave on a free.