Belgian international Kevin de Bruyne is set to ink a new deal that will keep him at the Etihad for another six years. De Bruyne currently has four years left on his current deal, but City bosses, aware of his importance to the current squad, have reportedly offered him a new six year deal with improved terms (he’ll reportedly earn something like 300,000 euros per week with the new contract)
With De Bruyne pulling the strings, City have won sixteen in a row in the league and demolished Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs over the weekend. They’re already eleven points ahead of Man Utd (who aren’t doing too shabbily either with 41 points from 18 games) and are also considering giving manager Pep Guardiola a new contract that will make him the highest paid manager in the world.
De Bruyne, who has picked up Man of the Match against Liverpool, Chelsea, Napoli, Arsenal, United and Spurs (no, that’s not a made up list!), has been linked with Real Madrid, and this attempt by City’s bosses is to fend off Los Blancos’ advances.
With less than half the season completed, City’s points tally this season would already be good enough for them to have clinched 8th last season (achieved by Southampton with 46 points in 2016/17)