Kevin De Bruyne declares himself open to sensationally quitting Man City for ‘incredible money’ in Saudi Arabia after his wife gave the OK to move and with just one year left on his contract

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Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that he could make a stunning move to Saudi Arabia in the summer. 

In February, Mail Sport revealed the 32-year-old is seen as the player to further lift the division’s appeal and that officials were intensifying their efforts to tempt him away from the Premier League.

It’s now appears that the Belgian playmaker is ‘open’ to a potential move to the Saudi Pro League after admitting the ‘incredible money’ is a tempting factor. 

In an interview with Dutch outlet HLN, De Bruyne admitted: ‘For Michele, an exotic adventure is okay. These are also conversations that we are increasingly having as a family.

‘At my age you have to be open to everything. You’re talking about incredible amounts of money in what may be the end of my career. Sometimes you have to think about that.

Man City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he’s ‘open’ to a move to Saudi Arabia

De Bruyne claimed he's had conversations over 'an exotic adventure' with wife Michele

De Bruyne claimed he’s had conversations over ‘an exotic adventure’ with wife Michele

‘If I play there for two years, I will be able to earn an incredible amount of money. Before that I had to play football for 15 years. I may not even reach that amount yet.

‘Then you have to think about what that could mean next. But at the moment I haven’t had to think about that yet.

‘I still have one year left on my contract, so I have to think about what could happen. My eldest is now eight years old and knows nothing but England. 

‘He also asks how long I will play for City. Once the moment comes, we will have to deal with it in a certain way.’ 

De Bruyne’s contract expires at the end of next season and he is yet to offer an indication on his future plans. Talks over fresh terms with the Treble winners have not started.

Sports director of the Pro League, Michael Emenalo, attended one of City’s training sessions during the Club World Cup before Christmas as De Bruyne worked on his comeback from five months out.

Emenalo – who signed De Bruyne at Chelsea from Genk in 2012 – accepted an invite to watch and sat alongside City’s sporting director Txiki Begiristain.

The Saudi Public Investment Fund own majority stakes in Al-Ittihad, Al-Ahli, Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal, with one of the quartet the most likely to land the world’s biggest stars if they City did business with Saudi last summer as both Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte opted for moves to Al-Ahli and Al Nassr respectively. The pair went for a combined £54million.

More to follow… 

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