Kevin De Bruyne has revealed an intervention from Jose Mourinho stopped him signing for Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2013.
“I had a personal agreement [with Klopp],” said De Bruyne. “I asked to go because I had a good feeling about Dortmund at the time. He called me, and said ‘You will be the No 1’.
“At the time I thought it was a good decision to go but the manager [Jose Mourinho] told me ‘You need to stay and you will get your chance here’. I accepted it and we moved on.”