Kevin De Bruyne says it was “a simple decision” to sign a contract extension with Manchester City until 2025 and that he “couldn’t be happier”; De Bruyne’s existing deal was due to expire in 2023; Football director Txiki Begiristain says it is “a very significant moment” for City

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2025

The Belgium international, whose existing deal was set to expire in 2023, turns 30 in June and now looks set to carry out most of the rest of his Etihad career

De Bruyne has had a sparkling fate since joining the club from Wolfsburg in 2015, winning seven major trophies, which could become 11 by the end of the season if City succeed in their quadruple hunt

However, worrying for the rest of Europe, he believes that the best is yet to come for him and Pep Guardiola’s team

“I couldn’t be happier Since joining City in 2015 I have felt at home,” he said. “I love the fans, my family is based here in Manchester and my own game has developed very well

“This football club is built for 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

“My goal now is to ensure 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”

De Bruyne, who was named Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year in 2020, is leading another impressive campaign, with seven goals and 16 assists, and football director Txiki Begiristain knows City have one of the best footballers in the world in their hands

“This is a very important moment for this football club Kevin is, without a doubt, one of the best players in world football,” Begiristain said

“His level of performance has been remarkably consistent since joining City, and over the past few years he has grown into one of the game’s elite players.

“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 remarkable 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 look forward to seeing him during his prime years here at Manchester City”

“He certainly seemed to speak that way – he’s very happy and settled in Manchester and in amazing shape

“It really seems like an example of how long he can stay in this form; he’s been their players’ player of the year three times out of the last five and this season he’s been magnificent: eight goals and 16 assists for Man City

“He creates goals, he scores goals and he’s at the heart of everything Man City do. He’s incredibly important to their chances of winning the quadruple

“On the reverse side of the announcement of Sergio Aguero’s departure, this news will be very important for City fans. They are going to build a statue for him – they should probably build one for De Bruyne given the success he has had and the influence he had

“If you look at the backbone of the squad, a number will be here for quite a long time, which also adds credence to the idea that Pep said in a recent press conference that City may not be here. sign no player this summer despite all the speculation around Erling Haaland “

255: De Bruyne has made appearances for City in all competitions since arriving from Wolfsburg in 2015

76: Assists provided by him in those 176 appearances – he has also scored 41 Premier League goals for City

20: Number of Premier League assists he recorded last season, third season his total had reached 15 or more This saw him tie the record for most assists in a campaign Premier League, equaling Thierry Henry

Un: De Bruyne, who also scored 13 Premier League goals in 2019/20, last season became City’s first player to be named Professional Footballers Association Male Player of the Year

Seven: Major trophies De Bruyne has won during his time at City so far – two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups

Three: appearances De Bruyne made in the Premier League before joining City, for Chelsea in 2013/14 – which included an assist He only played nine times for the Blues in total

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