By agreeing a new, four-year contract with the founders, the Belgian midfielder ends all doubt about the future.
The club has announced that Kevin De Bruyne reached a new deal to keep him in the city of Manchester until 2025.
Belgian midfielder, the Premier League Player of the Saison last year, has signed a new 4-year contract to keep him in City until he’s 34.
De Bruyne only had two years to go on the new agreement, but after being one of the world’s best players and playing such an important part in Pep Guardian’s plans City decided to bind him down to a longer term.
WHAT WAS TOLD?
De Bruyne said after his deal was confirmed that “I couldn’t be happier after I joined the City in 2015, I felt home.” “I love the fans, my family is here in Manchester and my game really has grown.
“It is for excellence that this soccer team is geared to. It offers me everything I have to do to optimize my performance, so it was an easy decision to sign this contract. I play the best football of my career and I truly hope that there will be more.
“Soccer is the same way Pep and I see it. It’s so important to me to be in touch with a boss because our goals are fully matched and we want the same things.
“MY ATTENTION IS NOW ON ENSURING THAT WE COMPLETE THIS CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFULLY. WE HAVE ACHIEVED OUTSTANDING RESULTS AND SUCCESS, BUT WE MUST ENSURE THAT WE FINISH THE SEASON WITH THE SILVERWARE THAT WE DESERVE.”
THE LARGER SCENE
De Bruyne joined the German club Wolfsburg Cität in August 2015, challenging the wisdom of a player who had fought with the Premier League rivals Chelsea for a historic £ 55 million ($67 million).
However the move paid off and some of it, with the midfielder taking a lead in two titles with Guardiola, and even winning four Cups for the League and an FA Cup.
In reality, the 29-year-old has 77 assistants in his 176 games at the Premier League and the record for most of a season was equaled by former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry, claiming a 20 in the 2019-20 campaign.
The title of a Champions League is the only missing medal in his pool, with a new contract revealed less than 24 hours after playing such a lead in ensuring that City leads Borussia Dortmund 2-1 from their first quarter-finals.
While several city stars are committed to lengthy contracts today, they want to ink new terms for their existing arrangements with England pair John Stones and Raheem Sterling that expire within 12 to 2 months.