• News

De Bruyne set sights on ‘pretty special’ target after Man City renewal

Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City
Getty Images

The Belgium international recently put an end to the uncertainty surrounding his Sky Blues future and now desires to join an exclusive club of players.


Kevi De Bruyne insists it would be “pretty special” if he manages to complete 10 years at Manchester City.

De Bruyne is currently in his sixth season at Manchester City, having joined the club from Wolfsburg for a reported €75 million in the summer of 2015.

He had struggled to find his feet during his previous spell in England but gradually forged his reputation as one of the world’s finest players at City.


The reigning PFA Player of the Year has since featured 255 times for the Premier League leaders, contributing 65 goals and 105 assists and winning seven major honors.

The Belgian playmaker recently committed his future at the Etihad through to 2025. Should he honor the full length of his new deal, he will have completed a decade of service for the Sky Blues.

“I didn’t know the rules about a testimonial but to get an extension at my age shows the confidence the team has in me,” De Bruyne told the official Man City Podcast.


“I have been here for six years and we have been pushing so many limits with the club and the progress has been unbelievable.

“The team has basically changed – everybody has gone and new players came in so it’s really nice for them to have the confidence to keep me for another four years.

“If that takes me to ten, that’s pretty special, I think.”