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Kevin De Bruyne to sign €230,000-a-week contract with Manchester City in January – report

Kevin De Bruyne will pen a new six-year contract with a basic wage of around €230,000 (£200,000) per week at Manchester City in January, Sam Lee of Goal reports.

The reason we have listed his wages primarily in Euros is because he has struck a ‘Brexit’ type agreement for his wages to be paid in that currency, rather than British Pounds.

The 26-year-old, who has emerged as one of world football’s elite midfielders, can see his €230,000-a-week basic rise with a series of bonuses and other payments.

The list of bonuses is:

  • £800,000 for playing over 60% of matches.
  • £350,000 bonus for winning the ballon d’or plus a wage increase of £650k/year.
  • £150,000 for League Cup win.
  • £350,000 for FA Cup win.
  • £800,000 for Premier League win.
  • £800,000 for CL group stage qualification.
  • £1.2m for Champions League win.

City hope to obtain 100 per cent of De Bruyne’s image rights in return for a yearly sum of around £2million, and it is expected this will be signed off on in January when the deal is expected to be finalised.

The Belgian has been instrumental in Manchester City’s incredible form to date this season, scoring 7 goals and contributing 11 assists across the Premier League and Champions League.

City Watch reported exclusively in November that Real Madrid had contacted his agent, but that his heart was set on a City stay. De Bruyne is loving life in Manchester and enjoys working with Pep Guardiola.

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