On this day in 2015: Manchester City sign Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City signed Kevin De Bruyne on this day in 2015 for a club-record fee at the time.

De Bruyne joined from German side Wolfsburg and the reported £55m transfer fee was the second highest paid by a British club after Manchester United’s £59.7m signing of Angel Di Maria last summer.

The Belgium international had previously enjoyed an unhappy two-year stint in England with Chelsea between 2012 and 2014.

Kevin De Bruyne has put his unlucky spell at Chelsea behind him (Nick Potts/PA)

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He started just five games – two in the Premier League and three in the League Cup – for Chelsea and was loaned to Genk and Werder Bremen during his time at Stamford Bridge.

De Bruyne, then 24, said: “I want to reach the highest possible level as a player and I think the most important thing is that at the end of the season we can be happy and maybe have some titles.”

He signed a six-year deal and became City’s fourth summer signing after Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Nicolas Otamendi.

“It takes a special player to improve our squad,” said then-City manager Manuel Pellegrini. “We like to play attacking, attractive football. Getting such a player will only help us.

“He has all the mental, physical, tactical and technical requirements to fit right in.”

De Bruyne named 2021 PFA Player of the Year (The PFA)

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De Bruyne has emerged as one of the world’s best players at the Etihad Stadium.

He has made over 300 appearances for City, scoring 87 goals and finishing eighth all-time for the Premier League with 89 assists, while regularly adding to his trophy cabinet.

De Bruyne has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup, five League Cups and was runners-up in the Champions League.

He was named PFA Player of the Year in 2020 and 2021 and Champions League Best Midfielder in 2020 by becoming a cornerstone of Pep Guardiola’s City side.

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