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Roberto Martinez claims Kevin De Bruyne will consider Manchester City future

Martinez claims De Bruyne will consider City future
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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez suggests that Kevin De Bruyne may consider his Manchester City future if his club are banned from the Champions League.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has acknowledged that Kevin De Bruyne could consider his future at Manchester City.

With UEFA deeming that City have significantly breached financial regulations, a decision has been made to ban the Premier League giants from the Champions League for the next two seasons.

While City intend to appeal their punishment, it has raised the possibility of some of their key players potentially departing the Etihad Stadium.

That could include De Bruyne, and Martinez feels that it is natural for the playmaker to think about the next phase of his career.

Speaking to beIN Sports, Martinez said: "Kevin is a winner. I think he will weigh up everything before his decision. He will take into consideration if there is a ban in the Champions League, if the coach that he has a fantastic relationship is going to stay at the club.

"As you can imagine, this is the moment that a player like Kevin De Bruyne is enjoying his best years and he's given them to Manchester City. But then you think, 'what's going to happen in the next four, five years?' Nobody can give him good advice, the only advice is the one that you feel as a player.

"The last thing you can afford to do is finish your career and say 'I should have moved in that moment, or I should have stayed'. Kevin is very mature and will take everything into consideration. Of course, if Man City have a ban he will take that into his decision making."

The 28-year-old still has three years left on his contract.


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