In a surprising turn of events, Manchester City, led by Spanish manager Pep Guardiola, appears to be leaning towards not renewing the contract of their team captain.
According to reports on this Sunday, there are growing concerns within Manchester City regarding the Belgian midfield maestro, Kevin De Bruyne, due to the aggravation and recurrence of injuries he has suffered in recent seasons.
The 33-year-old player hasn't participated since his exclusion in the match against Burnley in the first round of the current Premier League season and is not expected to return before the start of the new year in 2024.
De Bruyne, who has featured in 358 matches in all competitions wearing the Cityzens' jersey, has led the team to secure 18 trophies, most notably winning the English Premier League five times, in addition to the UEFA Champions League in 2023.
The Belgian international has netted 96 goals for his English giants and contributed to creating 153 for his teammates.
De Bruyne's current contract with Manchester City is set to expire in the summer of 2025.