Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has confirmed he has held initial talks over extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
The Belgian international’s current deal expires in 2023 but he says he is very happy to remain with the Citizens for the long term and will likely sign onto fresh terms:
“I am happy in Manchester. I am at a good club. Good owners. Good club. We are a bit in talks – not advanced. At the moment I am doing the talks myself. I would like to stay with the club, so it’s easy. If I didn’t want to stay, it would take someone to mediate. But when you want to stay, it’s not so difficult.”
There was some concern last summer that De Bruyne could leave if the ruling over City’s Champions League ban didn’t go in the club’s favour, but with their suspension from European competitions overturned by CAS, it seems the 29-year-old is not interested in going anywhere else. Fans are hoping that the player signs on the dotted line very soon:
Music to my ears
— Logan🇧🇼 (@spindinho) November 15, 2020
KDB please sign this and don’t let us down.!
— Davylee💎💙 (@Davylee19) November 15, 2020
— Ben Warrender (@B99W) November 15, 2020
The baller 👌💙
— phil reid (@physcopearce) November 15, 2020
Sign it 🙏🙏
— Michael (@MichaelMcfc20) November 15, 2020
— Coolest (@CedOdugwokripto) November 15, 2020
— Steve barton (@MCFC1977) November 15, 2020
— Benjaaa (@Benjaaasanee) November 15, 2020
It’s fantastic news for City supporters and it seems that De Bruyne is committed to staying with the club for the remainder of his career. His current contract takes him up to the age of 32 so any extension would probably be the last one he signs, unless he intends on playing into his late 30s.