The highly rated Belgian is hot property, but Hargreaves thinks a move to the Etihad would not be a good one.
Speaking on BT Sport’s Matchday Live with Fletch and Sav programme, broadcast from 10am on Saturday 15th August, Owen Hargreaves says a move to Manchester City would not be a good one for Kevin de Bruyne.
The Belgian youngster had a wonderful season for Wolfsburg last year as he dominated the stats, with assisting his teammates proving a particularly strong area of his game.
That has led to talk of a big money to Manchester City, who have already spent big to secure another talent this summer, Raheem Sterling from Liverpool, and are apparently keen to spend further.
Hargreaves though, doesn’t believe it would be a good move for De Bruyne, as he would be competing with David Silva for the number 10 role.
“That means De Bruyne will play in the wide areas and he’s not a wide player. He was outrageous last season. When he plays as a ten, which he does for Wolfsburg, he proves he’s one of the best players but at City he’s going to play in the wide areas. It’s probably not going to suit him.”
Game time important for De Bruyne
Other than playing out of position, a move to the Etihad may also be a bad idea for De Bruyne given the competition he would face.
Already there is a number of attacking midfielders competing for limited spaces in the City midfield, with the likes of Samir Nasri already missing out, meaning the Belgian would face stern competition for a starting role.
That’s not the case at Wolfsburg though, where he is undeniably the main man, and it is that guarantee of first team football, and the minutes in the Bundesliga, that have seen him flourish in Germany.
Add in that, coupled with Hargreaves sentiments, and a move to Manchester City makes even less sense for De Bruyne.