Midfield Kevin De Bruyne signed a two-year contract extension earlier this week to keep him with Manchester City until 2025. The previous deal was set to expire in 2023. De Bruyne, at 30 years of age, will end up playing the majority of his peak with the club at Etihad.
“I could not be happier. Since joining City in 2015, I have felt at home,” De Bruyne said. “I love the fans, my family are settled here in Manchester and my own game has developed really well.”
De Bruyne was named the Professional Footballers’ Association’s player of the year in 2020.
This season, he’s continuing his production with seven goals and 16 assists so far in the Premier League season.
“This football club is geared for success,” De Bruyne added. “It offers me everything I need to maximize 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.”
Since his Man City debut, De Bruyne is: fifth in the Premier League in goal involvements; first in assists; first in chances created; first in big chances created; and first in passes into the opposition box.
“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.”
He has a total of 255 appearances for City in all competitions since joining the side in 2015, coming from Wolfsburg.
“This is a very significant moment for this football club. Kevin is, without question, one of the best players in world football,” Man City director of football, Txiki Begiristain said.