Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that he might have stayed in Germany for another season if his partner had not been expecting their first child.
De Bruyne, 24, moved to City from Wolfsburg for £54 million over the summer and he has already chalked up five goals and eight assists in 15 Premier League appearances.
But the Belgium international has now revealed that he could have delayed his switch had circumstances off the field been different.
“The birth of my son will be the best day of my life,” he told Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure. “It’s incomparable with football, even if it did influence my transfer.
“Given the baby was due to be born, I did not want to move next year.”
When asked if he would still be at Wolfsburg were it not for the upcoming arrival, he said: “Maybe. It wasn’t the only factor but it played a part.
“It wouldn’t have been easy to move next summer. Even if [Wolfsburg] wanted me to stay, they understood the situation.
“Michele would not have been happy to prepare everything in Wolfsburg for two months before moving.”
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