Belgian International Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new contract at Etihad extending his stay at the club for further two years until 2025.
De Bruyne joined Man City from Wolfsburg in the summer transfer window of 2015, arriving for a then club-record fee of £55 million.
This deal raised eyebrows of many football pundits and managers given his poor spell at then English side Chelsea.
The 29 year old Belgian international however proved to be the best midfielder of this time displaying a world class play at Etihad and quickly establishing himself as arguably the league’s best player. Since returning to England, he has registered 41 goals and a staggering 76 assists in 176 league outings.
Kevin De Bruyne has enjoyed a prime career and performance at City winning two Premier League titles, four League Cups and an FA Cup. De Bruyne was named as man of the match in the 2018/19 FA Cup final after a stellar display against Watford.
The peak of his performances arguably came in the 2019/20 season. Despite Man City’s underwhelming league campaign, De Bruyne was the top flight’s standout player, equalling the assist record set by Thierry Henry with 20.
Kevin De Bruyne won the PFA Player of the Year award after setting an assisting recod by any player hence becoming the first Man City player ever to collect the prize.
Speaking after Signing the Contract, The Star Midfielder said that he was happy to continue offering his services to the team he endears together with family.
“I couldn’t 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.”
“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.”
Meanwhile, director of football Txiki Begiristain hailed De Bryune as the significant player of the moment and the best player yet in the world.
“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 extraordinary.
“He constantly seeks to improve, and his approach is the perfect blueprint for any young player looking to carve out a career.”