Kevin De Bruyne has signed a two-yr contract extension that can aid him at Manchester Metropolis till 2025, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.
The Belgium global, whose existing deal changed into as soon as as a result of expire in 2023, is 30 in June and now appears verbalize to trace out most of the leisure of his career at the Etihad Stadium.
De Bruyne has had a glittering spell since joining the club from Wolfsburg in 2015, winning seven major trophies, which might perchance perchance upward thrust to 11 by the tip of the season if Metropolis are winning in their hunt for the quadruple.
“I might perchance perchance no longer be happier,” acknowledged De Bruyne. “Since joining Metropolis in 2015, I safe felt at home. I admire the fans, my household are settled right here in Manchester and my possess sport has developed actually effectively.
“This soccer club is geared for success. It affords me everything I must maximise my efficiency, so signing this contract changed into as soon as a straightforward resolution.
“I’m taking half in the most efficient soccer of my career and I in point of fact actually feel there is more to return.”
He acknowledged he and manager Pep Guardiola had the identical soccer philosophy.
“Having that relationship with a manager is so crucial to me because our objectives are totally aligned, and we prefer the identical things,” he acknowledged.
Metropolis director of soccer Txiki Begiristain hailed De Bruyne as one of the most efficient gamers in world soccer.
“His efficiency stage has been remarkably consistent since coming to Metropolis, and in the outdated couple of years he has developed into one of the sport’s elite gamers,” he acknowledged.
“His skill is unquestionable — nonetheless he’s also a consummate expert whose dedication to Manchester Metropolis at some level of his time right here has been nothing rapid of outstanding.”