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Kevin de Bruyne signs new Man City deal taking him to 10 years at the Etihad

Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with Manchester City until 2025.

City’s most influential player had two years of his existing deal to run, but has committed to a two-year extension.

The new deal ends speculation about De Bruyne’s future, after initial talks with City broke down over the value of the deal.

But a compromise figure is understood to have been reached on the financial terms of the new deal, which will see the 29-year-old playmaker earn around £350,000-a-week.

De Bruyne, who has made 254 appearances since joining City from Wolfsburg in 2015, was named PFA Player of the Year last season.

The Belgium international, who has seven goals and 16 assists this season, 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’m 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.

De Bruyne scored City's opener against Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night
De Bruyne scored City’s opener against Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night

“Our results and performances so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.”

Director of Football 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.”




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