Record Man City signing eyeing Champions League quarter-final return

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is trying to make his return when his side plays their Champions League quarter-final match should they progress into the next round, Mirror reports.

The 24-year-old last featured back on January 27 when he picked up a knee injury in the 3-1 Capital One Cup semi-final win over Everton.

City are in line to progress into the next round after winning away at Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg 3-1, with the second game to be played in two weeks time.

The midfielder revealed that he is happy his brace has been removed and is now hoping to recover in time to feature in the quarter-finals of the competition.

“The Capital One Cup was the first prize of the season, but not the last,” he said.

“After the international break, I want to reconnect with the group. Normally I would look at the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“I’m glad I’m out of that brace — I was not allowed to drive and had to take taxis everywhere.”

The Manchester club can win the treble following their Capital One Cup final victory over Liverpool as they are still competing for the Premier League title as well as the Champions League crown.

De Bruyne has already featured 31 times in all competitions this term, so far managing to score 12 goals while providing another 14 assists since completing a record breaking £55million move from Wolfsburg.