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Staying True to the Sky Blues

Kevin De Bruyne extends his contract with Man City for an extra two years

Staying put

Manchester City isn’t ready to say goodbye to arguably their most prized player any time soon.

The club announced earlier today that they’d extended Kevin De Bruyne’s contract for an additional two years.

His new deal means the Belgian midfielder will be with the Citizens until at least 2025.

“I could not be happier,” De Bruyne said. “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.”

A big reason for De Bruyne re-signing has to do with his bond with manager Pep Guardiola.

“Pep and I see football in the same way,” De Bruyne said. “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.”

De Bruyne has made over 250 appearances for the Sky Blues since signing from German club Wolfsburg in 2015.

Last season he equalled Thierry Henry’s Premier League single-season record for assists with 20 and was named PFA Player of the Year, the first City player to receive that honour.

He’s tied with Harry Kane this season with 11 Premier League assists. (JSL).

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