DE BRUYNE SET FOR CITY CONTRACT

Manchester City talisman Kevin De Bruyne is closing in on the signing of a new bumper contract at the club according to various reports in the British media. A specific report from the Guardian disclosed that Kevin De Bruynehas agreed a lucrative new deal at the club until 2025. Kevin De Bruyne has been a big hit for the Citizens since they signed him from VFL Wolfsburg in the German top flight. Manchester City were criticised in some quarters but they stuck to their guns by signing the Belgian international playmaker.

Kevin De Bruyne returned to the Premier League to sign for Manchester City in 2015 in a then club-record deal and many had reservations about his ability to thrive in an environment like the Premier League.Kevin De Bruyne was at Chelsea where he failed to shine before he left to sign for VFL Wolfsburg. He came back to the English top flight on the back of him winning the German Player of the Year and he has been able to prove his doubters wrong with several impressive outings in a Manchester City shirt. Kevin De Bruyne is a key player for his team and one of the first names on the team list for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. It’s not surprising that the Citizens have decided to hand him a new five-year deal.

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GAMEWEEK 13: BEST FPL CAPTAINCY PICKS

 

The Premier League games are beginning to come thick and fast as the festive period draws nearer and this represents the best time for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers to make their mark in a bid to improve their standings. Ahead of Gameweek 13, thefootball faithful takes a look at the best four captaincy picks and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is the pick of the bunch. Here are the four players picked for FPL captaincy for the latest gameweek:

  1. Kevin De Bruyne – The Manchester City star is widely regarded as the best playmaker in the world and the Belgian international is the reigning PFA Player of the Year after his impressive form for the Citizens last season. It must be pointed out that Kevin De Bruyne has not been able to hit the lofty heights set last season, but the player is still one of the best players in the league this season. Ahead of the West Brom game at home, Manchester City are clear favourites and this game represents a good platform for Kevin De Bruyne to pick up a lot of points. West Brom are the leakiest defence in the league this season in addition to a record of a solitary win in 12 matches upon their return to the topflight this summer.

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DE BRUYNE NEGOTIATING CITY CONTRACT HIMSELF

 

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has shown his readiness to continue his career at the Etihad Stadium after the Belgian international opened new contract talks with the Citizens himself.The ex-Chelsea star revealed that he has started new contract talkswith Manchester City in an interview with local newspaper in Belgium, Het LaatsteNieuws.


The 28-year-old has been his own representative during the early stages of his new contract talks with Manchester City in the absence of Patrick De Koster, his former agent.When asked about his long-term future at the Etihad Stadium, Kevin De Bruyne revealed that his contract situation is not a difficult one as it is his desire to continue to play his football in the colours of Manchester City. According to him, he would have needed lawyers or mediators if he wanted to leave the Citizens for another club. Continue reading “DE BRUYNE NEGOTIATING CITY CONTRACT HIMSELF”

DE BRUYNE TO EXTEND CONTRACT

 

Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne is set to extend his contract with the club in a few weeks, per reports. The Belgian could have had the deal over the line if not for the unfortunate arrest of his agent Patrick De Koster.


De Koster was allegedly arrested on fraud charges late August after the player asked his financial accounts to be looked into. De Koster, who runs the management company J&S International Football Management, allegedly tampered with client funds’ running into millions of pounds. He is in custody now and awaiting further action. The agent has been with the player for over a decade, starting from whilst he was at Genk in Belgium. He is allegedly skimming of the player’s money hence the investigation into him.
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CLUBS WILL LINE UP FOR DE BRUYNE

 

With Manchester City having to wait until mid-next month to get the CAS ruling on the UEFA ban, they are well aware of the implications. If CAS upholds the two-year ban, City’s momentum would be ruined, and the club pillaged. Prime of which would be Belgian Kevin de Bruyne.


De Bruyne has many admirers due to the range of his skills. He is arguably the best midfielder in all of Europe. His passing range, vision, assists make him world class. With City facing Financial Fair Play (FFP) heat, clubs have been circling around, preparing to take advantage. Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson advised Raheem Sterling and De Bruyne not to be sold on a move to Real Madrid.
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BARCELONA DIVIDED OVER WAGE CUT, COULD LOSE MESSI

With Spain in a ‘state of alarm’ due to the novel Corona Virus crisis, Barcelona is proposing a wage cut. The club wants to retrospectively cut salaries by 70 percent from March 19, but the players want only a 30 percent cut. As at now there is yet to be an agreement, per reports in Spain.

With Lionel Messi earning over 500,000 pounds per week and his deal ending next summer, there are claims that the Argentine would consider a move to other clubs. Barcelona have made questionable deals in recent transfer windows that have put them in a bad position. With the move for Neymar from PSG, the situation would be even dire.
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