Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new long-term contract at Manchester City that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2025.
The Belgium international has committed his future for an additional two years and now City’s priority is to map out Raheem Sterling’s future amid interest from Real Madrid.
“I could not be happier,” De Bruyne said. “Since joining City in 2015, I have felt at home. I love the fans; my family are settled here in Manchester and my very own game has developed rather well .
“This football club is geared for success. It offers me everything i want to maximise my performance, so signing this contract was an easy decision. I am playing the simplest football of my career and that i honestly feel there’s more to return .”
De Bruyne has made quite 250 appearances for the club since joining from Wolfsburg in 2015. He is on track to win a 3rd Premier League title this season and captained the side in their 2-1 convert Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday.
He said his bond with manager Pep Guardiola, who signed a replacement contract earlier this season, was a key reason behind extending his stay at the Etihad.
“Pep and that I see football within the same way,” De Bruyne said.
“Having that relationship with a manager is so important to me because our objectives are totally aligned, and we want the same things.
“My focus now is on ensuring we have a successful end to the current campaign. Our results and performances thus far are excellent, but we’d like to form sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.”
City have already announced that striker Sergio Aguero will leave in the summer. Midfielder Fernandinho could follow together with his contract set to expire at the top of the season.