The belgium think this if two year Champions League ban upheld
Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he will consider his future if Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition stands, but suggested he could stay at the Etihad Stadium even if he faced a year out of the UEFA Champions League.
City was hit with the ban for “serious breaches” of Uefa’s financial fair play regulations but have appealed against the punishment to the court of arbitration for sport. There has been much speculation over the future of key players such as De Bruyne if the ban stands, but Belgium international said he trusted the club as they insist they have done nothing wrong and can get the ban overturned.
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According to an interview with HLN and cited by Manchester Evening News, Kevin De Bruyne will consider staying at the Etihad Stadium if the ban is reduced to one year rather than the current two that Pep Guardiola’s side has hanging over them.
“I’m just waiting. The club has told us that they are going to appeal and that they are (sic) almost one hundred per cent sure that they are right. That’s why I’m waiting to see what will happen. I trust my team,” he said.
“Once the statement is made, I will review everything. Two years would belong, in the case of one year, I might see.
“[…] I play for one of the best teams in the world, play in England – for my competitive view the best competition – and I like that. It remains a challenge to be the best and I need that too. What is coming is coming. But it’s not that I’ve tried to leave City in those five years. I have also remained calm for my previous transfers.”
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De Bruyne, who has won two Premier League titles with City in five years insisted his decision to stay or leave the club would not depend on Guardiola.
De Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a regular player when they won the 2010–11 Belgian Pro League. In 2012, he joined English club Chelsea, where he was used sparingly and then loaned to Werder Bremen. He signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014, and in 2015 he was named Footballer of the Year in Germany.
Later that year, he joined Manchester City for a club-record £54 million. In five seasons with City, De Bruyne has appeared in over 200 matches and won two Premier League titles, 4 League Cups and 1 FA Cup.
He had a significant role in City’s quest to become the first Premier League team to attain 100 points in a single season in the 2017–18. Additionally, De Bruyne has been named Manchester City’s Player of the Year, twice, in 2016 and 2018.
De Bruyne, made his full international debut in 2010, and he has since earned 74 caps and scored 19 goals for Belgium. He was a member of the Belgian squads that reached the quarter-finals both at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and at UEFA Euro 2016. In 2018 he represented Belgium at the FIFA World Cup, winning the third-place play-off match against England.
The outlet went on to suggest that the Belgian does want to win European club football’s glamour trophy, and to that end, a two-year hiatus for a 28-year-old may prove unworkable, but City’s supporters will surely be delighted with the attacking midfielder’s current stance.