It's finally official! Manchester City confirmed the signing of Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg on Sunday. After weeks of speculations the on-again-off-again deal was finally completed the day before the transfer window closes. While the terms have not be disclosed, the estimated fee has been reported to be in the range of £56 million, which would be a new club record.
As with any deal City complete, opinions start flying. To find the most organic reaction to big news we always like to look at Twitter. No matter if it's positive, negative, or somewhere in between, you always get honest opinions. Here's what they're saying about the move:
Hands up if you're looking forward to playing #MCFC; Silva, Aguero, Sterling, De Bruyne, Nasri, Toure, Kompany, Otamendi......— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) August 30, 2015
As the kids are saying these days... #SQUAD
Kevin De Bruyne recorded more league assists last season (20) than David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Samir Nasri & Sergio Agüero combined (15).— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 30, 2015
City are dominating the league without De Bruyne and Otamendi even playing a single minute, now imagine how good they'll be with them.— Jake. (@YedIin) August 30, 2015
As much as I hate to say it.. Sterling, David Silva, De Bruyne and Aguero is a class front 4!— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) August 30, 2015
Even for a 24-year-old who led all of Europe in assists, there are still questions about the fee.
£58 million for De Bruyne. Worlds gone mad.— TalkOfTheBridge (@TalkOfTheBridge) August 30, 2015
£52m for De Bruyne. Bloody hell. Don't even care how much we pay for players now.— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) August 30, 2015
Kevin de Bruyne is twice as expensive as Pedro. #MCFC— Church of Soccer (@churchofsoccer) August 30, 2015
But, the price won't matter if he comes good.
De Bruyne's price tag doesn't matter if he delivers which he will, no need to moan over it.— WeAreChelseaFC (@WeAreChelseaFC) August 30, 2015
City announced the signing just as United were kicking off. *insert troll face*?
City announcing De Bruyne just as we kick-off is brilliant. No amount of money or success will ever change them— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) August 30, 2015
Kevin De Bruyne will have a fight against numbers this season: the transfer fee and his Bundesliga stats. High expectations. #MCFC— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) August 30, 2015
It won't be easy, but De Bruyne has the talent to shut up the doubters and become one of the best midfielders in the world. If he does that, his high price tag will be justified.