De Bruyne to be handed a new deal in coming days
Pep Guardiola hasn’t stopped praising the Belgian maestro after displaying stellar performances in the recent games he has played in. The 26-year old already has an ongoing 6-year deal which he signed after leaving Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015.
De Bruyne, who has been seen playing a more intense role at the club this season under Pep who sees him as a prized asset, has already assisted four times in the seven matches he has played and has had a greater impact in most of those matches than any other player on the field.
Thanks to his brilliant control on the ball and sharp passing play with Spanish wizard David Silva in the middle, City now sit merrily on the top of the table and has sparked reports suggesting the charismatic playmaker may soon get a contract renewal and is also in the pole-position to become City’s full time captain.
The ex-Chelsea reject says he is very happy at the Manchester club and has expressed his gratitude towards the Blues’ boss for trusting him. Guardiola was all praise for the City player recently in a press conference when he described him as one of the best players he has seen in his life.
“There has not really been a conversation,” De Bruyne reprtedly told the Daily Telegraph. “We both waited until the transfer window was over.
“They have spoken with Patrick (agent Patrick de Koster) in the summer and said give us time to make the transfers and we speak after the summer.
“That will soon happen, I think. I’m not thinking it has to happen fast. I have a four-year contract. Whether I’m four, five or six years under contract, that does not change much, but it’s nice the club have so much confidence in me.”
City fans may now breathe a sigh of relief if the Belgian does stay and keeping bringing home more trophies and establish himself as one of the best to have ever played the game.