Football: Manchester City sign Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg for club-record $117 million

English Premier League giants Manchester City have signed Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne from German team Wolfsburg for a club record in the region of £54 million (S$117 million), according to British media reports.
English Premier League giants Manchester City have signed Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne from German team Wolfsburg for a club record in the region of £54 million (S$117 million), according to British media reports.PHOTO: EPA

LONDON (AFP) - English Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday announced the signing of Belgium playmaker Kevin de Bruyne from German side Wolfsburg on a six-year contract.

City did not disclose how much they had paid for the 24-year-old former Chelsea player, but British media reports said the fee was a club record in the region of £54 million (S$117 million).

"Manchester City are delighted to announce that Kevin de Bruyne has joined the club on a six-year deal," City announced on their website, alongside a picture of De Bruyne holding the No. 17 shirt.

De Bruyne said: "I want to reach the highest level possible as a player and I think the most important thing is that at the end of the season we can be happy and maybe have some titles."