STEVE BRUCE has “exclusively” revealed Kevin De Bruyne is joining Newcastle in a shock transfer this summer.
The Toon suffered a 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
Steve Bruce joked De Bruyne was signing for Newcastle this summer ahead of the FA Cup clash on Sunday
But Newcastle fans have every reason to be happy, with the boss “confirming” De Bruyne would be joining the club in the upcoming window after their proposed £300million Saudi-backed takeover.
De Bruyne scored a first-half penalty, with Raheem Sterling killing off the game with 20 minutes to play.
But before kick-off, Bruce was in mischievous mood, as he gatecrashed De Bruyne’s interview.
Wandering behind the Belgian, the Newcastle boss decided to jump in and tell the camera the Etihad legend was “sick of Man City” and would head to St James’ this summer.
Bruce joked: “He’s gonna stay here. He’s gonna stay here and come here, OK?
“That’s an exclusive out of Newcastle tonight.
“He’s had enough of Manchester City and he’s gonna come and play for Newcastle.”
Fans were quick to praise joker Bruce for his pre-match banter.
De Bruyne listened intently to the ‘exclusive’ story
Unfortunately for Bruce, De Bruyne’s penalty helped knock Newcastle out of the FA Cup
One tweeted: “Ffs how could you not love him.”
Another wrote: “We need more of this in football.”
A third wistfully added: “Stuff like this makes me wish he was a better manager because he does seem a genuinely nice bloke.”
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk