Manchester City have been buoyed by news that star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne retuned to training today after the 27-year-old sustained a knee ligament injury during pre-season.
De Bruyne has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents since arriving at the Etihad in a £57 million move from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015.
During Pep Guardiola’s sides record-breaking title victory last season the Belgium international was widely regarded to be the Citizens most influential player, scoring eight goals and providing 16 assists.
It was originally reported that the mercurial midfielder would miss between three to four months of action when he suffered his injury in the middle of August, so Pep Guardiola and his Man City teammates will be delighted to see De Bruyne back in training today.
After the last weekend of Premier League fixtures, City moved to the top of the table above Liverpool and fans of last seasons Champions will surely be optimistic that their chances of staying there in the long term will have massively increased with De Bruyne’s return to the first-team fold.