Manchester City star, De Bruyne, has said he is not concernd about the club failing to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Messi tried unsuccessfully to force an exit out of Camp Nou this summer.
The player informed the LaLiga giants via a fax message that he wanted to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him leave as a free agent.
Manchester City quickly appear as favourites to sign Messi and reconcile him with former manager, Pep Guardiola.
However, the Argentine star has since changed his mind and will stay with Barca for the 2020/2021 campaign.
“To be sincere I didn’t really think about it. If it could have happened, it would have happened.
“If you can get Messi to your team you are always going to do it. I can see it from a playing perspective and especially as a club.
“Business wise, the amount of sponsors and money it would have attracted would have been huge.
“Even if you would have paid him a enough money, in a certain way you would get it all back. So I could understand the decision (to try) in that respect,” De Bruyne told SportsMail.