Kevin De Bruyne has reached a full agreement with Manchester City over a new long-year contract, City Watch has learned
Though an agreement has been expected for months, a deal has now been concluded and his contract is with lawyers for final approval.
The 26-year-old is expected to sign a five-year deal, during which he will earn a basic wage of around £200,000-a-week with bonuses and image rights potentially taking that beyond the £250,000-a-week mark.
De Bruyne will now spend the prime years of his career at the Etihad Stadium after developing into one of the world’s best midfielders under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage.
The new deal is also significant because Paris Saint-Germain, who seriously rivaled City for De Bruyne’s signature in 2015, and Real Madrid, who contacted his agent Patrick De Koster in November, have both made it clear that they would bid for him if given encouragement.
However, Kevin is happy in Manchester with his young family and has no appetite to quit the Etihad. He is known to be enjoying working with Guardiola and is now considered one of the dressing room leaders.
With his deal now agreed, an announcement could come within the next week, confirming that Kevin De Bruyne will remain at Manchester City for the long term.