The Belgian was sold by Chelsea 18 months ago but City just spent a heap of money on the player.
Chelsea and Manchester City fans have been reacting on Twitter after the latter made the biggest move of the transfer window yet.
City snapped up Belgian winger Kevin De Bruyne from VfL Wolfsburg yesterday for a fee reported by the BBC to be a club record £55 million.
The move, the second biggest paid by an English club in history, sees last season’s Bundesliga player of the season arrive in the Premier League for the rest of the campaign – which City will hope will be the final piece of the jigsaw in their quest for the Premier League title.
City fans were obviously pleased with the deal on Twitter…
ITS DONE!!!!! WELCOME KEVIN DE BRUYNE. Very very excited about him joining #mcfc— Mark Jones (@markMCFC83) August 30, 2015
What are you expecting from Kevin De Bruyne? How excited are you to see him in an #mcfc shirt?— Blue Moon Live (@bluemoon1049) August 30, 2015
De Bruyne officially announced as a City player!!! AMAZING signing! I am over the freaking BLUE moon!!!! #mcfc— jams (@UnluckyCactus) August 30, 2015
We've played so well in our last 4 games, it's amazing. Otamendi and De Bruyne will definitely help us get the title back. Yes lads! #MCFC— Nadia Kun Agüero (@nerdiax) August 29, 2015
Chelsea fans were also reacting. The Blues decided that the player was not for them back in 2014, selling him to Wolfsburg after he failed to make himself a first-team regular at Chelsea.
He has since gone on to become a star in Germany and for the Belgian national team and many a Chelsea fan, especially considering their current troubles, will be wondering what on earth they were thinking letting him go.
Here is some of the best Twitter reaction from Chelsea fans…
Still gutted Chelsea sold De Bruyne.. He's just the type of player we could do with at the moment..Can see him being class at City too #CFC— Jack Pothecary (@Jackpothecary) August 30, 2015
De Bruyne was a flop at Chelsea so why does everyone think he's gonna be good at City...— Sam. (@SSuprah) August 30, 2015
I hope De Bruyne becomes Man Cities biggest FLOP cause he might haunt Chelsea.— Jordan Nkala (@NkalaWorldWide) August 30, 2015
Why Chelsea sold Mata and DeBruyne but kept Oscar, I'll never know— Ellis Hancock (@Ellis_Hancock) August 30, 2015
Look forward to seeing De Bruyne back in the PL, I always seen the talent he had when he was at chelsea, a massive mistake letting him go!— Michael Denton (@DentonsGaming) August 30, 2015
The Blues will be hoping that De Bruyne does not fire City to taking the Premier League title off of Chelsea.