According to Fabrizio Romano, during the most recent summer transfer window, the Saudi Pro League attempted to entice Kevin De Bruyne away from Manchester City.
Many Premier League players, including Ruben Neves, Allan Saint-Maximin, Riyad Mahrez, Roberto Firmino, and N’Golo Kante, moved to Saudi Arabia during the most recent summer transfer window.
One writer has revealed some behind-the-scenes information on another player who the Pro League wants to bring to their division now that the transfer windows in both England and Saudi Arabia have closed.
Romano claims Saudi Arabia was interested in De Bruyne.
Romano discussed Saudi Arabia’s interest in De Bruyne in a recent episode of The Here We Go Podcast, and he said the following.
According to him, some players had weak media ties to the Saudi league even though they had received significant Saudi league propositions.
“One, for instance, is De Bruyne. After the Champions League final, it became a concrete topic of debate from Saudi at the start of the European summer transfer season, which was at the end of May and the beginning of June.
They made an attempt to speak with De Bruyne, but there was no chance of a deal because he preferred to stay in Europe and compete for championships with City.
De Bruyne’s latest Premier League campaign ended with him contributing more assists (16), shot-creating actions (176), goal-creating actions (31) and critical passes (96) than any other City player, demonstrating just how crucial the 32-year-old is to the team.
It is also safe to state that the Manchester club would have suffered a great loss had he decided to leave the club over the summer and join the Saudi League.
The fact that the midfielder is still with the club and had no interest in moving to Saudi Arabia in the summer demonstrates how much he loves City and wants to continue winning trophies with them, even if he will be sidelined for the next several months following surgery to treat a hamstring issue.