Pep Guardiola reveals Kevin De Bruyne’s release clause

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has a £223million release clause.

Belgian De Bruyne, 27, put pen to paper on a new six-year deal at the Etihad in January having starred for the Blues since his £55million switch from Wolfsburg in 2015.

He notched 12 goals in all competitions last term as City blazed a trail to the Premier League title.

And while Guardiola insists his star man, who is currently on the sidelines with a knee problem, is not for sale, he does admit there is an eye-watering release clause in his contract.

"He’s very good. He’s a very dynamic player," he told Universo Valdano. "[Leeds United boss] Marcelo Bielsa told me he was his favourite player. He does everything.

"The other day, I met his parents and you often understand how the children are when you know the parents.

"He’s an incredible boy. The clause is €250m. I’m sorry, he’s not for sale."

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