Kevin de Bruyne will travel with Manchester City to Saudi Arabia for the Club World Cup.
However, the midfielder will not compete with City on the pitch
De Bruyne won't recover in time from a long-term hamstring injury suffered on the opening day of the season.
To everyone's surprise, De Bruyne has been included in the squad for the Club World Cup later this month. However, according to the Manchester Evening News, he will not play in the tournament.
De Bruyne will travel as one of the captains and will be involved in commercial activities, but is not expected to return to the field until January.