The Belgian midfielder has been, without a shadow of a doubt, the best player in the Manchester City squad, as well as in the conversation as the single best player in Premier League, in the last year. The midfielder managed to win the PFA Player of the Year Award for the 19/20 season, and finished the campaign with the most assists.
Pep Guardiola really admires the player and sees the player as a vital part of their future. SO Manchester City have finally managed to tie down the Belgian until 2025 at the Etihad stadium.
Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new four-year Man City contract worth more than £16m per season. He has negotiated his new Manchester City contract without any agent involved. It’s something very rare, maybe incredible in today’s football.
De Bruyne will make it a decade at the Etihad Stadium if he fulfils his latest new contract – mirroring the longevity of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany.
DeBruyne said: ‘I could not be happier. Since joining City in 2015, I have felt at home. I love the fans; my family are settled here in Manchester and my own game has developed really well.’
‘This football club is geared for success. It offers me everything I need to maximise my performance, so signing this contract was a straightforward decision. I am playing the best football of my career and I honestly feel there is more to come.’
The Belgian added: ‘Pep and I see football in the same way. Having that relationship with a manager is so important to me because our objectives are totally aligned, and we want the same things.’
‘My focus now is on ensuring we have a successful end to the current campaign. Our results and performances so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.’
Sporting director Txiki Begiristain added: ‘This is a very significant moment for this football club.’
‘Kevin is, without question, one of the best players in world football. His performance level has been remarkably consistent since coming to City, and in the last few years he has developed into one of the game’s elite players.’
‘His talent is unquestionable – but he is also a consummate professional whose dedication to Manchester City during his time here has been nothing short of remarkable.’
‘He constantly seeks to improve, and his approach is the perfect blueprint for any young player looking to carve out a career.’
‘We are delighted he is our player and I look forward to watching him during his peak years here at Manchester City.’