Belgian midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has signed a two-year extension to his contract at Manchester City, keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until June 2025.
De Bruyne has proved integral to Man City’s success since arriving at the Etihad in August 2015, helping the club to seven trophies and was crowned as PFA Player of the Year in 2020.
Speaking on his decision to remain with City, 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.
The Belgian also spoke of the club’s desire to achieve success and ability to help him improve his game, adding; “This football club is geared for success. It offers me everything I need to maximise my performance, so signing this contract was a straight forward decision.”
De Bruyne also spoke of how his vision matches that of Pep Guardiola with a crucial bond between both men, saying: “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.”
City meanwhile are currently in the hunt for a historic quadruple with honours in all three domestic competitions and Champions League still up for grabs.
De Bruyne therefore is keen to see City continue their fierce form with just one defeat in 35 games across all competitions since late November, with the midfielder looking to endure “a successful end” to this season.
The 29 year-old also spoke of his wish to see the team’s performances rewarded with plenty of silverware, commenting; “Our results and performances so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.”
City’s Director of Football – Txiki Begiristain hailed De Bruyne’s decision to stay as “a very significant moment” for the club’s future ambitions.
Begiristain also spoke of De Bruyne’s “remarkably consistent” form throughout his time at City so far to become one of the sport’s “elite” foreign stars in English Football
De Bruyne’s desire to strive for further success was also noted by Begiristain, commenting; “He constantly seeks to improve, and his approach is the perfect blueprint for any young player looking to carve out a career.”