The Belgian’s agent admits only the German champions’ refusal to meet Wolfsburg’s asking price stopped the midfielder from remaining in the Bundesliga
The Belgium international joined City at the end of August in a club-record move that cost upwards of £55 million, including add-ons.
But now De Bruyne’s representative, Patrick De Koster, reveals that the 24-year-old would have ended up at Pep Guardiola’s side if the German champions had paid the asking price.
“Kevin’s heart was beating for the Bundesliga, where he broke through at Bremen and became a star at Wolfsburg,” De Koster told Sport / Foot Magazine.
“I’m convinced he would have played for Bayern if they had been able to pay the asking price.
“We reached a personal agreement with Bayern after two meetings. The deal has collapsed on the asking price.
“I think that Bayern wanted to pay €50 million, but no more. In the end City won the race and Kevin is super happy with his move. He adapted fast on and off the pitch.”