Kevin de Bruyne Credits Relationship With Pep Guardiola As Reason For Signing New Deal

Gautam Kapoor
|Published 07/04/2021

The midfielder extended his contract at Manchester City today

In the works for a multitude of months now, Manchester City finally managed to get Kevin de Bruyne to pen a contract extension at the club.

Said to be up in the air with KDB demanding weekly wages City were unwilling to offer, the two parties have finally reached a consensus. The news was revealed by Manchester City on Wednesday with the club affirming that the Belgium based player had signed a two year extension.

KDB To Stay At City Till 2020

“The Belgian has spent five-and-a-half years at the Etihad, a period which has seen him establish himself as one of the world’s finest creative players,” Manchester City’s statement read.

“It’s also been 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.”

KDB Talks About Comradery With Pep

Kevin also talked about his new deal as he alluded the reason for signing the extension to his and Pep’s thinking about football.

“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 own game has developed really well.

“This football club is geared for success. It offers me everything I need to maximise my performance, so signing this contract was a straightforward decision. I am playing the best football of my career and I honestly feel there is more to come.

“Pep and I see football in the same way. 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 so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “This is a very significant moment for this football club.

“Kevin is, without question, one of the best players in world football. His performance level has been remarkably consistent since coming to City, and in the last few years he has developed into one of the game’s elite players.

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

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

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