Kevin De Bruyne will be playing for Manchester City sooner than expected. The Belgian international is expected to be donning the Blues jersey in January after serving a long injury.
The midfield maestro was seen attending F1 Abu Dhabi GP where he hinted on a return.
“It’s going well, getting along. Still got a little way to go, but we’ll be there,” he said. Asked when he hopes to be back, he replied: “Hopefully something close after the New Year, if everything goes well.”
“There will be a major scan next week and then we will know how the injury is progressing,” De Bruyne told VTM at the start of November. “Everything is going according to schedule. It’s actually going very well.
“It is important that I get this injury 100 per cent right. There were a lot of cracks. Those hamstrings could have torn at any time. It was, on paper, a wet kitchen towel. Ultimately, I had a major maintenance carried out after 700 [career] matches, a bit like you do with your car.”
Pep Guardiola too is excited with the return of his favourite student whose presence may be influential considering the intense title fight expected with Arsenal, Liverpool, and Aston Villa.
“I spoke with him two days ago and he said he feels really good but… recover,” Guardiola said earlier this month. “With these kind of injuries, it’s better not to put pressure. When he feels good and the doctors are confident, we can take the next step. You don’t want to go too early and have to go back again. A tough injury, surgery, so step by step.”
Manchester City have started losing points now and with the resurgence of Liverpool, the revival of KDB is required more than ever!