Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has revealed he is in talks with the club about extending his contract beyond its 2023 expiration date.
The Belgium international, who starred for the Red Devils last night in a Nations league match against England last night, was asked about his contractual situation before the game.
“I am happy in Manchester” De Brunye told Belgian TV station VTM.
De Bruyne will be representing himself in these negotiations, as previous agent, Patrick De Koster, was arrested in August on suspicion of money laundering, in addition to, forging and falsifying documents.
“I am at a good club. Good owners. We are a bit in talks – not advanced. At the moment I am doing the talks myself. I would like to stay with the club, so it’s easy. If I didn’t want to stay, it would take someone to mediate. But when you want to stay, it’s not so difficult.”
News of a contract comes as some what of a U-turn, back in may De Bruyne admitted that his future could lay elsewhere due to Manchester City’s ban from European competition – which has since been overturned.
KDB, as he is affectionately known by City fans, is coming off of a strong 2019-20 season with the Citizens, in which he recorded 48 appearances, contributing 16 goals in all competitions.
The 29 year old, an ex-player of Premier league rivals Chelsea, joined City from German side Wolfsburg in 2015 for a reported £55 million, a club record fee at the time, and quickly became a fan favourite at in Manchester.
De Bruyne and City will be looking to reclaim the Premier league title this year after losing their crown to a dominant Liverpool side in 2019-20, a season which saw De Bruyne win PFA player of the year, becoming the first Manchester City player to do so.
Due to this, it is expected that De Bruyne will see his salary rise to a report £350,000 a week, cementing his status as the highest earner at City and one of the highest in the league.
So far in this 2020-21 season, De Bruyne has made 10 appearances for City, scoring once and assisting seven times in all competitions. The Citizens currently sit 10th in the Premier league, with a game in hand over the majority of those above them, as well as topping their Champions league group, with three wins out of three.