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Midfielder De Bruyne Hints At Man City Exit.

Updated: May 6, 2020

Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne could leave Manchester City if their two-year ban from European football is upheld.

De Bruyne's current contract with City runs until June 2023. [Getty]
De Bruyne's current contract with City runs until June 2023. [Getty]

Kevin De Bruyne Transfer From Man City Could Happen.

Kevin De Bruyne says there is a possibility he could seek pastures new if Manchester City’s two-year ban from Champions League football is upheld by CAS.

The Premier League champions have appealed the ban - that was handed to them by UEFA earlier this year - to Europe's highest sporting court.

But, with the COVID-19 crisis, the court’s operations have been stopped and the hearing has also been suspended.

Speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws, the ex-Chelsea star told Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws: "The club has told us that they will appeal the decision, and they are 100 percent convinced that they are in the right.

"I have confidence in my club: if they are saying it's true, then I believe them. 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."

De Bruyne also confirmed the next chapter in his career doesn’t depend on Pep Guardiola signing a new deal at the Etihad.

"Not particularly," he said. "I think Pep has said that he'll stay until the end of next year, whatever happens. I think his contract is running out then.

"We'll have to wait, but I'm not going to make a decision based on what he does of course. I have already worked under other managers and when Pep leaves, I have to continue working with someone else.

"The last few years a lot of clubs have enquired, and have asked after my future plans, but I'm very happy at Manchester City. I play for one of the best teams in the world, I play in England, in my eyes from a competitive point of view it's the best league.

"It's a challenge to be the best here, and to win. That's something I need to keep on going in my career. Whatever will come, will come."

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