Fabrizio Romano Gives Major Update on De Bruyne's Potential Move To Join Ronaldo in Saudi

Fabrizio Romano Gives Major Update on De Bruyne's Potential Move To Join Ronaldo in Saudi

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 7, 2023 at 9:04 AM
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  • Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne could be 'tempted' to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr
  • He will enter the final 12 months of his Man City contract at the end of the current season
  • The Belgian attacker is currently sidelined for the Premier League champions after picking up a hamstring injury

Transfer market expert, Fabrizio Romano has shared a significant update regarding the potential transfer of Kevin De Bruyne to the Saudi Pro League.

The 2023-2024 transfer window witnessed a remarkable shift, with clubs from the Saudi League emerging as appealing destinations for some of football's biggest names.

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Kevin De Bruyne could be tempted to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr. Photos by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto and Adam Nurkiewicz
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Fueled by substantial financial backing, the league's prominent clubs, including Al-Nassr, Al-Ittihad, Al-Ahli, and Al-Hilal, led the charge in securing high-profile signings like Karim Benzema, Neymar Jr., and Sadio Mane.

This trend shows no signs of slowing down, as there have been persistent rumours linking Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne with potential moves to the region.

While Salah's potential destination is rumoured to be Al-Ittihad, De Bruyne, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, has reportedly attracted interest from Al-Nassr, a club that already boasts Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, and Aymeric Laporte on their roster.

According to a report from the Sun, a source informed Football Insider about the possibility of De Bruyne receiving a lucrative contract offer, described as "jaw-dropping".

The report indicates that despite De Bruyne's satisfaction at Manchester City, the substantial financial offerings could lure him into contemplating a move.

Providing insights on the possible transfer, the well-informed "Here We Go" expert implied that while the deal might seem improbable, the Saudi clubs are determined to persist in their pursuit of acquiring De Bruyne.

"Based on what I saw and what I learned, Saudi Arabia does not give up trying with a specific player when he refuses," Romano said, as cited by The Nassr Zone.
"I do not rule out that Saudi Arabia will try to sign Kevin De Bruyne next summer."

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De Bruyne included in "best player" list

Previously, Sports Brief reported that Dutch legend, Ronald De Boer identified the top three players in the world, with the two renowned icons Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi notably absent from the list.

PSG's Kylian Mbappe was recognized as one of the best players globally, alongside Manchester City's Haaland.

De Boer, who featured for Barcelona and Ajax, recently disclosed his selection of the three best players in the world, comprising Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, and Haaland.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.