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Man City UCL ban to cost De Bruyne £3 MILLION

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is facing a massive hit to his earnings if the club's two season Champions League ban stands.

HLN says the 28-year-old Belgium international, who is on a basic wage of £280,000 per week, could suffer a substantial financial blow.

Football Leaks state that De Bruyne earns between £1.25m and £1.5m per year from City's qualification for the Champions League, which is a bonus on top of his basic wages.

If last season's Premier League champions go on to claim Europe's top prize this season in Istanbul, the Belgian would also pocket £1m.

However, if City's European ban for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016 is reinforced by UEFA, De Bruyne could miss out on at least 10 per cent of his guaranteed wages, which include a loyalty fee and image rights.

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