Kevin De Bruyne extended his contract until 2025 and if the agreement is honored, he will complete a decade of service at Manchester City.
Kevin De Bruyne
is setting his sights on a testimonial atManchester City
as he extended his contract until 2025.
He joined the Blues in 2015 from Wolfsburg and if the agreement is honored, the Belgium international midfielder will reach the 10-year mark in Manchester and join an exclusive club of Blues stars.
De Bruyne has told the officialMan City Podcast
“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.
“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.”
Since he joined the club, he has been able to help the Blues to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup triumph, and four League Cup successes.
He has made 255 appearances for the club through which he has been able to score 65 goals and provide 105. He also became the first City player to win the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Player of the Year award.
De Bruyne added:
“I want the team to progress.
“Even the youth I want to help them, the women’s team – it’s important for this club to promote everything.
“I am in a position to help everybody at this club, and this is my part to play now.
“Since I was made one of the captains, I have progressed in that [leadership] part. I do fairly well. In certain areas, I can still do better.
“That’s why I am here, to help this team and the whole club get better, and that will help me in the end.
“To take a leadership role will help me evolve as a human being and in other aspects of life.”