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Kevin De Bruyne Reacts To Lionel Messi Deciding To Stay At Barcelona Amid Manchester City Transfer Interest

Kevin De Bruyne Reacts To Lionel Messi Deciding To Stay At Barcelona Amid Manchester City Transfer Interest

Kevin De Bruyne says he's not bothered Manchester City failed to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi this summer.

City were heavily linked with a mega transfer for Messi who asked to leave Barcelona after handing in a transfer request last month.

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A massive blow to the Blues who were reportedly in pole position to sign the Argentine forward.

Though De Bruyne doesn't care that they didn't sign Messi.

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"To be honest I didn't really think about it," he told Daily Mail. "If it could have happened, it would have happened.

"If you can get Messi to your team you are always going to do it. I can see it from a playing perspective and especially as a club.

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"Business wise, the amount of sponsors and money it would have attracted would have been huge.

"Even if you would have paid him a load of money, in a certain way you would get it all back. So I could understand the decision (to try) in that respect."

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The Belgium midfielder continued: "I really don't care. I really don't. If he would have come it would have helped us because, for me, he has been the best player of all time.

"But I am never looking at what players may come and what may happen, you know.

"You play with the players you have and I think we have a pretty good team in that respect. It would be stupid of me to assume what would happen if a certain player came. It happens in football all the time. People are supposed to come and eventually they don't.

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"I was also pretty occupied at the time anyway."

De Bruyne was named PFA Players' Player of the Year for the 2019/20 season after a superb term.

City, meanwhile, begin their Premier League campaign against Wolves on September 21.

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Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Premier League, Kevin de Bruyne

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