Agent Insists Kevin De Bruyne Was Never Going to Leave Manchester City This Summer

Kevin De Bruyne's agent has insisted his client was never going to leave Manchester City this summer.

Speculation regarding the futures of many City stars became rife after the club was handed a two-year ban from European competitions back in February. However, that verdict was recently overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Manchester City had their European ban overturned by the CAS last week

Nevertheless, Patrick de Koster - De Bruyne's agent - has said the Belgian is happy in Manchester and the idea of leaving never crossed his mind despite potentially losing two peak years of Champions League football.

“People asked me all the time if Kevin would leave without the Champions League,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws. (via Sport Witness).

“Some tabloids are just looking for thrills… Kevin is very happy in Manchester with his family; he; he gets appreciation and plays on good terms.

“And with one of the best teams in the world. In the best league. In the Premier League, you play a final every week,” he added.

De Bruyne has scored four times and added a further two assists to his impressive tally since the restart

Despite Liverpool's runaway title victory, De Bruyne has arguably been the standout performer in the division this season. The Belgian needs three assists from City's final two league games to break Thierry Henry's assist-record in a single campaign (20).

De Koster also confirmed that he hasn't received any calls from other clubs showing interest in the Belgian, with City keen to tie the player down to a long-term extension. De Bruyne's current deal at the Etihad runs until 2023, however, so there is no rush for a deal to be struck at the moment.

The agent concluded the interview discussing the talent of his client: “His impact on City is great. It would be abnormal if Kevin didn’t become the Player of the Year in England. Allez, that’s what I think. He’s one of the best five worldwide.”

Source : 90min