Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly “happy” to retire as a Manchester City player.
According to City Xtra, Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is nearing a new extension that would bring his contract length to five years. The Belgian is reportedly happy to play out the rest of his career in Manchester and establish himself in the same echelon as recent City legends Vincent Kompany, David Silva, and Sergio Agüero.
De Bruyne is currently at the peak of his powers, and locking him down for the long term is a great move for everyone involved. He has developed into arguably the world’s best midfielder during his time at the club and is the talisman of one of England’s most successful teams.
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He will undoubtedly go down in City history as potentially the most gifted player to ever pull on the sky blue shirt, and will be remembered as the greatest Premier League playmaker of this decade. After tying Thierry Henry’s league assist record with 20 a year ago and surpassing Mesut Özil’s fastest to 50 career league assist record, he is quickly establishing himself in the record books.
From a City perspective, signing their best player to lead the team into the next cycle is an exciting prospect. De Bruyne is a leader, class act, and the embodiment of the way this City team wants to play under manager Pep Guardiola. Allowing him to see out the rest of his playing days with the club makes perfect sense, and no expense should be spared in making that dream a reality.