The Belgian spent five and a half years at the Etihad, a period that saw him establish himself as one of the best creative players in the world

It was also an era of sustained success, with De Bruyne winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups, as well as the 2020 PFA Player of the Year award

“Since joining City in 2015 I have felt at home I love the fans, my family is based here in Manchester and my own game has developed very well

“This football club is all about success It gives me everything I need to maximize my performance, so signing this contract was a simple decision I play the best football of my career and I honestly feel that ‘there is more to come

“Pep and I see football the same way Having this relationship with a manager is so important to me because our goals are totally aligned and we want the same things

“I am now working to make sure the current campaign ends successfully. Our results and performance so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.”

Football director Txiki Begiristain added: “This is a very important moment for this football club

“Kevin is, without a doubt, one of the best players in world football. His level of performance has been remarkably consistent since joining City, and in recent years he has grown into one of the top players in the world. elite of the game

“His talent is indisputable – but he is also an accomplished professional whose dedication to Manchester City during his time here has been nothing short of extraordinary He is constantly looking to improve and his approach is the perfect role model for any young player looking to carve out a career.

“We are delighted that he is our player and I look forward to watching him during his prime years here at Manchester City”

Everyone at Manchester City is delighted with the news and we all want to take this opportunity to congratulate Kevin and wish him the best for the rest of his stay here

De Bruyne joined City in 2015 after impressing in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg – and he made an immediate impact in English football

He scored five and assisted four en route to our 2016 Carabao Cup final against Liverpool, which he missed with a knee injury, and his 16 goals and 13 assists in all competitions were a sign of things to come

The 2016/17 season has been a year of transition, with Pep Guardiola taking the lead and starting the process of revolutionizing our style of play De Bruyne has played 49 games, scoring seven and assisting 21 as we have finished the season without silverware – the only time that happened to De Bruyne during his stay at the Club

The next two seasons saw City innovate nationally, with De Bruyne a key figure in our unprecedented success

In 2017/18 we won the Premier League title, setting a new English football record of 100 points, and tasted Carabao Cup success again, beating Arsenal 3-0 in the final

He has played 52 remarkable games in all competitions, scoring 12 and assisting 21, including a nice last minute ball to prepare for Gabriel Jesus’ lob at Southampton on the last day of the season to seal our record 100 points

After the game at Southampton, he received the Premier League Playmaker top prize after registering 16 assists in the competition

And the following year, we became the first team to win a clean sweep of all of England’s major domestic trophies, despite De Bruyne’s injury issues which saw him spend two periods on the sidelines with ligament injuries

He’s played 32 times, scoring six and assisting 11, including a wonderful cameo in the FA Cup final against Watford which saw him score one and set up another in a 35-minute masterclass

But it was perhaps the 2019-20 season that saw him produce his best form He played 48 games and was directly involved in 39 goals (16 goals and 23 assists)

He took home the PFA Player of the Year award, becoming City’s first male player to win the coveted award, and was also named Premier League player of the season and UEFA midfielder of the year

He won the Premier League Playmaker award again after tying Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in a single season, a milestone that had lasted for 17 years

It also saw him become the first player in Premier League history to provide at least 15 assists in three different campaigns, having recorded 16 in 2017/18 and 18 in 2016/17

This season has followed a similar path De Bruyne has been outstanding, scoring seven and already assisting 16, with City currently 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, in the Premier League quarter-finals. champions, the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the final of the Carabao Cup

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