Berlin – Kevin de Bruyne's transfer from Wolfsburg to
Manchester City is set to be completed for a new Bundesliga record of 74
million euros ($83.64m, 54m), according to German reports on Thursday.
German daily Bild, football magazine Kicker and local paper
the Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung all report the deal is set to be finalised
once De Bruyne passes a medical check in Manchester.
Also read: Kompany: De Bruyne will be phenomenal addition
The transfer fee quoted, which could rise to 80m euros with
bonuses, is set to smash the previous Bundesliga record when Liverpool paid
Hoffenheim 41 million for Brazil striker Roberto Firmino in July.
City have been chasing the signature of the 24-year-old De
Bruyne, a Belgium international attacking midfielder, for weeks.
Germany's footballer of the year for 2014/15 played a key
role in helping Wolfsburg win the German Cup last season as they finished
second only to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga after he scored 16 goals and 29
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