Kevin De Bruyne splashes out £130,000 on incredible gifts for Man City team-mates ahead of new season

MANCHESTER City captain Kevin De Bruyne splashed out £130,000 on solid platinum cased iPhones ahead of the start of the Premier League today.

The midfielder gifted the 26-strong squad the posh phones ahead of their match with Burnley at Turf Moor.

Kevin de Bruyner has treated his team-mates to new phones

The iPhones are worth £5,000 each

They are cased in solid platinum

Jack Grealish looked thrilled with his new mobile

The phones are engraved with the player’s name and club logo

The iPhones worth £5,000 each were made by world-leading custom mobile designers iDesign Gold.

He arranged for all the iPhone 14’s to be engraved with the player’s name and club logo.

De Bruyne, 32, also handed one over to his boss Pep Guardiola.

A source said: “It was a touch of class by Kevin, who wanted to show his appreciation for the team.

“Last season the club won the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup.

“He wanted to inspire them to the same success with a little lift ahead of the Burnley clash.”

The Belgian international said: “I’ve been working with IDG for a few years and I really admire their limited edition phones, they’re like pieces of art.”

His gift was inspired by Lionel Messi – who treated the 35 strong Argentina World Cup winning squad and staff 24-carat gold iPhones worth £175,000 earlier this year.

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Manuel Akanji was treated to one of the devices

As was Champions League hero Rodri

Man City kick the 2023/24 campaign off with a trip to Burnley tonight.

It will see a reunion between the club and former captain Vincent Kompany, now the Clarets manager.

City have added two players to their star-studded squad this summer with Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol joining.

The treble winners have also been tipped with a move for West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta.

Ahead of the first whistle, BonusCodeBets have taken a look at what sides have the best and worst results in the opening gameweek across the last ten seasons.

City came out on top, having won nine of their last ten first games.

Nathan Ake also got one

As did Sergio Gomez