BAYERN PULLED OUT OF DE BRUYNE RACE - AGENT
shortly before the end of the transfer window, but
came close to moving to the Allianz Arena.
Kevin De Bruyne's agent has revealed Bayern
Munich were interested in signing his client before
pulling out of a deal earlier this summer.
The midfielder left Wolfsburg for Manchester City in
a â‚¬74 million transfer, but the Premier League club
faced competition for his signature prior to sealing
"We had heard that Bayern were interested so I
phoned the club," Patrick de Koster told Sporza.be.
"Things then accelerated quickly over the next two
days but then Bayern decided not to go ahead with
"I didn't use Bayern to drive up the price - I'm not a
carpet salesman. PSG were also interested, but City
won the race."
De Koster also revealed how City rolled out the red
carpet to ensure they got their star man.
"It was impressive, as in a movie," he continued.
"We flew there with private jets, were picked up in
"We also thought we would have a lot of work to
find a new home, open a bank account, arrange
phone, a car ... but in three hours it was all
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