Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne has signed a two-year extension to his current contract. The Belgian’s association with the English club has now been extended till the summer of 2025. The midfielder is considered one of the finest creative players in world football, having spent five-and-a-half years at the Etihad. This period of time has witnessed sustained success with City winning 2 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup and 4 League Cups. De Bruyne was awarded the 2020 PFA Player of the Year award.
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The 29-year-old expressed his happiness following the contract extension, stating that he has always felt at home since joining City. De Bruyne further elaborated on his bond with manager Pep Guardiola, terming the relationship as being important.
“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,” he said as quoted by Manchester City’s official website.
“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,” added De Bruyne.
“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,” concluded the Belgian.
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain termed De Bruyne as one of the best players in world football. He further hailed the Belgian’s performance level as being remarkably consistent.
“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,” he said.
“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 extraordinary,” added Begiristain.
De Bruyne joined City in 2015, after impressive campaigns with Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg.