Manchester City’s star player, Kelvin De Bruyne, has been confirmed to undergo surgery in his home country, Belgium.
Dailystand recalls that De Bruyne sustained a hamstring injury during City’s Premier League opener against Burnley last week. He was absent from their UEFA Super Cup victory over Sevilla on penalties.
However, the City’s playmaker will be sidelined for three to four months. The injury was confirmed after examinations, and the surgery will take place in Antwerp, Belgium.
City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, expressed concern over the absence of De Bruyne, who possesses unique qualities crucial for the team. Guardiola mentioned that surgery is necessary, and the decision will be made in the upcoming days.
City is pursuing reinforcements, including West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta and Rennes winger Jeremy Doku.
Guardiola expressed confidence in the team’s alternative options and opportunities, emphasizing that they need to move forward.
The absence of De Bruyne might lead to more responsibility for Phil Foden, who is considered a key player by his teammates, including Rodri.