He has been there for five and a half years, and after today's announcement, it is not unthinkable for him to stay at the Etihad until the end of his career. Kevin De Bruyne signed a new contract with Manchester City, by which he committed himself to the Citizens until 2025 when he will be 34 years old.
De Bruyne’s previous contract expired in 2023 but has now been extended with a small raise. Although, the 29-year-old Belgian has not been able to complain about his salary so far, because he received around 300,000 pounds a week, or a little more than 18,500,000 euros a year.
And without a bonus, and they could almost double his earnings since in De Bruyne's case they are unique in England. Although this is a gross salary, significantly lower than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Neymar, and De Bruyne's influence on City's game is not much less than theirs on Barcelona, now Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain.
The Belgian player has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and four League Cups in these five and a half years at the club, he was named Player of the Year in 2020, and last season he equaled the record of Thierry Henry with 20 assists.
He is on a good path to conquer England this season, but also they could conquer Europe.
De Bruyne after signing his new contract
"I could not be happier. Ever since I came to City in 2015, I feel at home. I love these fans, the family fit into Manchester, and my game developed really well."
"I play the football of my life and I honestly think there is a lot more I can offer." "Pep Guardiola and I look at football in the same way, and the relationship with the coach is very important to me because our goals are identical and we want the same things," said De Bruyne.
Manchester City's director of football "Txiki" Begiristain rubs his hands "This is a very important moment for our club. Kevin is without a doubt one of the best football players in the world. His talent is undeniable, but he is also a great professional with an incredible dedication to Manchester City."
"He always wants to progress, his approach to obligations is a model according to which young players should build a career " There is only a doubt whether De Bruyne caught up with Pierre-Emerick Obameyang in the second place on the list of the highest-paid aces in the Premier League with the new contract, although the Belgian's income bonuses go beyond that.