Kevin De Bruyne's mansion broken into and trashed as Man City prepare for Club World Cup

Kevin De Bruyne's mansion broken into and trashed as Man City prepare for Club World Cup

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 18/12/2023

- 09:41

Updated: 18/12/2023

- 10:55

Nobody was believed to be inside the property at the time

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne's home in Belgium was trashed by burglars after a break-in on Saturday, according to reports.

The midfielder is currently in Saudi Arabia ahead of the Club World Cup.

According to Belgian news outlet HLN, items were taken during the break-in.

As well as De Bruyne, his wife Michele and their three children were also not at the property at the time.

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Kevin De Bruyne's house in Belgium has been broken into and crashed while Man City look ahead to the Club World Cup


The playmaker, who has been sidelined through injury for much of the campaign so far, purchased the property in 2015.

The 32-year-old's house features a swimming pool, basketball court and jacuzzi.

De Bruyne, along with the rest of his City team-mates, recently jetted out to Saudi Arabia for the Club World Cup.

They go into that tournament on the back of a dramatic 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Given he plays in England, De Bruyne reportedly only uses the property sporadically.

The Premier League icon hasn't played since a 3-0 victory over Burnley on the opening day of the season in August.

Yet City are hopeful De Bruyne can play some part in the tournament in the Middle East.

City qualified for the tournament by winning the Champions League last season.

Inter Milan were beaten 1-0 in the final, with Rodri netting the only goal of the game in June.

And City have made good progress in the same competition so far, winning all six matches to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.

Pep Guardiola says his side are eager to add yet another piece of silverware to their huge collection.

“We love to go to play in the FIFA Club World Cup," said the Spaniard.

“I am very pleased and excited to go there to try to win it, of course.

“It’s nice [the possibility of being world champions].

"It’s a goal we could not have imagined to be there, but we are there.

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Kevin De Bruyne will be hoping to feature for Man City as the Club World Cup looms


“To play this tournament you need to be there and fly there, and we will see the environment, then play Urawa and try get to the final.

“It’s nice. We are there. Saturday was more difficult but Sunday we will say come on.

“The schedule is what it is, the results are what they are, and we have to accept it.

"But if we don't improve that in that position it's always more difficult.”

Reflecting on yet another draw at home after conceding late against Palace, Guardiola added: “Of course, we have to win games and it depends on ourselves not to think about the distance and what they do and possibilities.


“I had a feeling the last three games here where we drop points, we were excellent. Really, really good.

"But the reality is three points - we could not win it. This is the reality.

“But performance wise it was really, really good. And at the end we are not able to close the games. This is the reality.”

City begin their Club World Cup mission with a match against Urawa Reds on Tuesday (6pm).

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