Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is considering his long-term future at the club amid the impending UEFA Champions League ban.
The Belgium star has been in fine form again for the Citizens having scored nine goals as well as racking up an incredible 20 assists so far this season in 35 appearances.
However, should the Champions League ban be upheld, the midfielder could be on the way out of the Etihad despite his contract ending in 2023.
Speaking on his future, de Bruyne told Het Laatste Nieuws that two years would be a long time to be absent from the competition.
The club has told us that they will appeal the decision, and they are 100 per cent convinced that they are in the right.”
“I have confidence in my club: if they are saying it’s true, then I believe them. We’ll wait and see what happens. Once there’s a final decision I will look at it.
“Two years [without Champions League football] would be long. One year is something I might be able to cope with.”
With the Covid-19 pandemic having a big effect on the upcoming transfer market, City will hope their appeal is successful to prevent other clubs from poaching their top performer for a low price.