The Belgian playmaker is in England, having flown out of Braunschweig Airport in Germany on Saturday morning, and completed his medical at a hospital in Cheshire later in the day.
The transfer was confirmed by Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs on Friday, and it appears a mere formality that De Bruyne’s £52 million move—a fee revealed by the Daily Mail—will be completed before deadline day.
The attacker travelled to England with his partner, Michele Lacroix, and having sat out of Schalke’s impressive 3-0 victory over Wolfsburg on Friday evening, he will surely have been delighted with his soon-to-be teammates’ outing against Watford.
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The Citizens, continuing their rampart start to the new season, were in fine form on Saturday as they bested the Hornets 2-0.
Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho scored the goals, and both ought to be excited about being joined in the starting XI by De Bruyne, who contributed 20 assists in the Bundesliga last season as Wolfsburg qualified for the Champions League.