Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned potential buyers off Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne
The midfielder, who is currently sidelined, was a huge part of City’s winning campaign last season and he only just signed a shiny 6-year-contract in January.
Guardiola stated that it would take at least €250 million (£223/$292m) to prise him away from City as this is the release clause from his contract.
“He’s very good. He’s a very dynamic player,” Guardiola said in an interview with 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.”
Guardiola also confirmed that he’d like to go back to the Barcelona B team where he started out before his career ends and also try his hand at International management.
“Yes. I’m going to coach a national team if I’m given the opportunity and they want me,
“I want to try it. I’ve always been curious about it.”
On his new contract with City, he said: “Yes, I’ve renewed. I’m really happy there,” he added. “I’m well protected, I don’t feel judged. I’m at the club that interests me.”