De Bruyne does not rule out leaving City if he does not play the Champions League

first_imgKevin de Bruyne, 28, has a contract with the Manchester City until 2023. This Saturday in a telematic interview with the Belgian newspaper HLN (Het Laatste Nieuws) he has not categorically denied leaving the club citizen if the appeal before the TAS does not prosper and they are not allowed to play European competitions for two seasons. It’s more, has left the door open to an exit and claims to keep an eye on events. UEFA sanctioned Manchester City for committing serious breaches of UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations by exaggerating its sponsorship earnings on its accounts. Without Champions: “Two years without European football would be very long. The club has told us that it is going to appeal and that it is almost one hundred percent sure that it is right. So I am waiting to see what will happen. I trust my team. Once the statement has been made I will review everything. Two years (without European football) would be very long. In the case of one year I could see it. I will not let my decision depend on what Pep does. Of course, I have already worked with other coaches and when Pep is leaving, I have to continue working with someone else. “ Transfer another club: “In recent years, and before, too, there have been many teams that have asked. But to be honest, I am very happy with City. I play for one of the best teams in the world, I play in England, the most competitive league, and I like that. It’s still a challenge to be the best and I need it too. What comes, comes. But it’s not like I’ve tried to leave City in those five years. I’ve also kept calm for my previous transfers. I’ve never had no problem and I’ve always waited for my moment. “New contract: “At the moment there are no real talks about a contract extension. I don’t know what will happen. We are a bit in limbo with everything that is happening now in the world. When the season finally ends, there may be an opportunity to look to the future. This is not the time to think about it right now. “Renovation of Roberto Martínez with Belgium: “Martinez’s project has not yet been completed. Stopping now would be strange. It seems logical to me to renew his contract. Martinez has a lot of experience. In England he coached big and small teams. Tactically, he has learned a lot in England. He let us play in a fixed system, and that works. The team has grown in recent years. “last_img read more