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Official: De Bruyne takes contract decision with Manchester City

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After much speculation on his future, Kevin de Bruyne has penned a long-term contract extension with Manchester City.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has signed a two-year contract extension that promises to keep him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2025.

The 29-year-old, who arrived at the club from Wolfsburg in 2015, had been in talks over a new deal as far back as November last year.

De Bruyne still had two years remaining on his current contract, but City wanted to tie him down to a longer deal after becoming one of the best players in the world and playing such a major part in Pep Guardiola’s plans.

Reports in January had suggested that De Bruyne had rejected City’s initial proposal, but talks had clearly progressed positively.

Confirmation has now come in via the club’s official website that pen has been put to paper on improved terms.

“I could not be happier, since joining City in 2015, I have felt at home,” De Bruyne said after his contract was confirmed. “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.”

Since his arrival at the club, De Bruyne has bagged 65 goals alongside an impressive 105 assists in 205 games. He has won all domestic trophies for City and only a Champions League medal is remaining to add to his growing collection of honors.