This has been a fantastic week for Manchester City and their fans. Champions League first win over Dortmund and contract extension from playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
Kevin De Bruyne passed every discussion on leaving Manchester after his and the club’s announcement of signing a new long-term deal. His new contract keeps him at the Etihad for the next four years, until 2025.
Those extra two years have been added to his old deal and he is now finally letting us know that he will retire to the club where he saw his greatest success as a footballer – winning multiple big honors for his club and almost countless individual awards.
Why was it important for de Bruyne to dedicate his long-term future to Manchester City?
More than Manchester City
The Belgian world winner has two years left on his contract and is probably one of the best playmakers in today’s game in the world.
Had he achieved the last year of his old contract, some European giants would undoubtedly have knocked – and the asking price for him would have had to be reduced to a total lower price than his then club record fee of £ 55m (€ 75m) paid in 2015 . years.
Now, especially in this limited transfer market, they have inflated its estimate and made it almost impossible for others to try to sign it.
He is 29 years old (he will turn 30 in June), and he will be 34 years old by the end of his new job. He has many playing days ahead of him and if Pep Guardiola stays on board, trophies and a lot of success will surely follow.
The most important factor in the renewal is the Manchester club, which deservedly makes him the highest paid player in the Etihad and the entire English Premier League.
Kevin De Bruyne has become the highest paid Premier League player after signing a new four-year contract worth £ 20m a year.
De Bruyne introduced himself during a six-month negotiating period, which ended yesterday when he agreed to extend his contract for two years until the summer of 2025.
De Bruyne, 29, will earn around £ 385,000 a week, blocking the £ 375,000-a-week deal David De Gea signed with Manchester United in 2019. De Bruyne’s previous contract, which was due to expire in 2023, was worth approximately £ 300,000 a week. (Via: The Times)
Kevin De Bruyne 💙 Manchester City
255 games 👕
65 goals ⚽️
105 assistance 🅰️
Premier League 🏆🏆
FA Cup 🏆
League Cup 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Community Shield 🏆
PFA player of the year 2019-20 🥇
Player of the Year in the Premier League 2019-20 🥇
No player has more passes in one PL season 👑 pic.twitter.com/qxFJoLF4be
– Goal (@goal) April 7, 2021
Kevin de Bruyne is the highest paid outside player in the Premier League
According to The Times, will earn £ 385,000 a week, for a total of £ 20 million a year. Is that justified? Undoubtedly! In the past consecutive season, including this one, he was among the top three or five best players in the Premier League.
Together with Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany, he was worth every penny spent on them – bringing the Cityzens their greatest success in the history of England.
In fact, it’s high time they awarded last year’s PFA Player of the Year a contract they can hardly refuse. Kevin is the first male Manchester City player to receive the award in the history of the award just to make it even more compelling.
It is only appropriate that they have increased his salary to a ridiculous number and they can now prepare a place on the Etihad somewhere to start building his statue – preferably in addition to the Man City legends previously named in the post.