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.

De Bruyne, 29, has provided 100 goals in a Manchester City shirt in addition to a return of59 goals. He was named the PFA Player of the Year for last season despite the fact that Manchester City finished second to Liverpool by a long way in the Premier League title race last term. Manchester City finished 18 points behind Liverpool at the end of the season. During his time as a Manchester City player, Kevin De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles.