Date published: Thursday 8th October 2020 8:19
Manchester City are hopeful of tying down Kevin De Bruyne to a long-term contract that could see him eventually retire at the club, according to reports.
De Bruyne has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League since joining City from Wolfsburg in 2015. He was named the PFA Player of the Year last season.
The Belgian midfielder had been considering his future after City were given a two-year Champions League ban from UEFA. However, it always seemed likely he would commit to the club if that was overturned – as it eventually was.
Therefore, De Bruyne is now in line to receive a contract extension at the Etihad Stadium. His current deal runs until 2023, but City are keen to extend it until 2025.
By that point, De Bruyne will be 34 years old – so this will be the last big contract of his career. And City are confident that he will commit the rest of his playing days to them.
The Times claim that City have been in contact with the Belgian’s legal representatives. Talks were positive, although no agreement has yet been reached.
De Bruyne to earn over £300k-per-week
The Mail add that the new contract would be worth more than £300,000-per-week, with De Bruyne also in line to receive lucrative bonuses.
City view the extension as an ideal way to give back to De Bruyne for his loyalty to the club when they were still facing the prospect of a European ban.
Currently serving as vice-captain, he is expected to become City’s permanent captain whenever Fernandinho leaves the club.
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