Manchester City will not sell Kevin De Bruyne when the transfer window reopens, according to Fabrizio Romano. He wrote in a Q&A for Calciomercato.com that the Belgian is “non-transferable”.
The Italian journalist is usually a reliable source for such information, and supporters on Twitter are happy that De Bruyne should be staying at the Etihad Stadium:
Legend. Here to stay
— Taron (@hotshake365) May 2, 2020
Good because we can’t lose him😭
— Louise Tyler (@LouTylerUK) May 3, 2020
— Prithvi Philip (@Prithvi2147) May 3, 2020
I hope so. For all I know he's the best midfielder we've ever had😊😊
— Chris Cassidy Quaye (@QuayeCassidy) May 3, 2020
You might as well sell the club if they were to sell kdb. He is our messi
— Unlicensed Psychologist 📍 (@TheMuhammad_) May 3, 2020
We must protect our king 👑
— Kizzy (@Mattkizzy) May 2, 2020
just put a non-negotiable price tag of £1b on his head and let's see who's gonna have the gods to come for him!😊
— Williams spizy (@w_spizy4real) May 2, 2020
De Bruyne raised questions about his future when he suggested in an interview with a Belgian newspaper earlier this week that he will only make a decision about a transfer once the appeal against City’s two-year European ban is decided upon:
“We’ll wait and see what happens. Once there’s a final decision I will look at it. Two years [without Champions League football] would be long. One year is something I might be able to cope with.”
The 28-year-old is a key player for manager Pep Guardiola and it is not a surprise that the Citizens will not be considering bids under any circumstances.
De Bruyne may have his own ideas, though, but at this point in time, there are too many unknowns for the midfielder to make any concrete future plans.