English Premiership

De Bruyne signs Manchester City extension

2018-01-23 07:56
Kevin De Bruyne.(Getty Images)

London - Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has signed a contract extension with Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2023, the Premier League leaders said on Monday.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder has been one of the stars of the season so far with City manager Pep Guardiola even describing him as "one of the best players" he's ever seen.

"I am really happy to have signed this new deal," De Bruyne, who joined the Citizens from Wolfsburg in 2015, told mancity.com.

"As I've said previously, my intention has always been to stay here at City, where I've felt at home from day one.

"Not only are we winning, we are playing great football. It's a pleasure to be a part of and I'm really excited about what we can achieve in the coming years."

De Bruyne has already contributed six goals and 10 assists in 24 matches this season with 31 goals from 122 appearances in total in the sky blue shirt.

City announced the contract extension at the same time that cross-town rivals Manchester United revealed they had signed Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile international came close to joining City in the close season only for Arsenal to pull the plug on the deal after failing to find a replacement.

He was then widely expected to head to the Etihad this month until City baulked at Arsenal's asking price, leaving United to steal in and snatch Sanchez.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Watford v Everton, Vicarage Road Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur, Selhurst Park 14:00
Manchester United v Chelsea, Old Trafford 16:05
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.