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Former Chelsea man joins Premier League rivals

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Manchester City Football Club have announced that they've reached an agreement to sign former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, on a six-year contract. De Bruyne left the Blues just over 18-months ago, joining Wolfsburg, where he earned his guaranteed spot in the starting lineup. Since then, he's looked like an amazing offensive force, even if he's shown little improvement when his club aren't in possession.

De Bruyne is the most recent deal in a very good summer for the current league leaders, who are quickly making an aging, declining squad look a whole lot less ancient. De Bruyne would figure to be the long-term successor to David Silva, though given the fee City have paid for the Belgian, I'd assume we'll see both starting together quite a bit this season.

There's not much to love about this from a Chelsea perspective, though at least we can all sit back and laugh at this fan who jumped the gun a bit when ordering his shirt.

De Bruyne will wear #17 for City.

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