De Bruyne signs new deal with Man City; Premier League leaders consider extending Sterling contract

Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new long-term contract at Manchester City which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2025.

The Belgium international has pledged his future for another two years, and sources have told ESPN that City’s priority is to sort out Raheem Sterling’s future amid Real Madrid’s interest.

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“I couldn’t be happier,” De Bruyne said. “Since I joined City in 2015, I have felt at home. I love the fans, my family is based here in Manchester and my own game has developed very well.

“This football club is geared towards success. It offers me everything I need to maximize my performance, so signing this contract was a simple decision. I play the best football of my career and I honestly think that there is more to come. “

De Bruyne has made more than 250 appearances for the club since arriving from Wolfsburg in 2015. He is set to win a third Premier League title this season and was the team’s captain in their 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their first Champions League quarter-final. Tuesday leg.

He said his connection to manager Pep Guardiola, who signed a new contract earlier this season, was a key reason for extending his time at the Etihad.

“Pep and I see football the same way,” De Bruyne said. “Having this relationship with a manager is so important to me because our goals are totally aligned and we want the same things.

“I am now focusing on making the end of the current campaign a success. Our results and performances have been great so far, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.

City have already announced that striker Sergio Aguero will leave this summer. Midfielder Fernandinho could follow, his contract expiring at the end of the season.