Why a new contract for Kevin De Bruyne is absolutely vital for Manchester City

Talking to Sky Sports, Kevin De Bruyne confirmed that talks about a new contract with Manchester City are still in the early stages. He also said that he is taking part in those talks as well. The mercurial playmaker was of the opinion that he wanted to stay at the club so there should be no problems.

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Kevin De Bruyne started his youth career at KVV Drongen in 1997 but moved to KAA Gent after 2 years. Spending 6 seasons in their youth teams, the midfielder made the switch to KRC Genk’s youth team.

Promoted to the senior side in 2008, he went on to make over 100 appearances for them, directly contributing to 53 goals. Much was expected from his transfer to Chelsea but he was loaned out twice during that time to Werder Bremen and Genk.

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Kevin De Bruyne in action for VfL Wolfsburg (Getty Images)

Finally, Wolfsburg signed him permanently as De Bruyne started to show his talents. In 73 games for the German outfit, he scored 20 goals and provided a staggering 37 assists (source – Transfermarkt).

Man City came calling in 2015 and he has been nothing but world-class for them. Despite some injury niggles, he has gone on to make over 200 appearances for them. He has scored 58 goals and has provided a whopping 96 assists. He has been an important part of Belgium as well, with 20 goals in 78 appearances.

De Bruyne rightfully deserves a new contract

There are few midfielders in the world currently operating at the levels the Belgian is in and no one can argue that at the moment, he is the best in the business. Not only is De Bruyne great with the numbers he has racked up, but his overall gameplay also makes you want to pay a premium to watch him.

Kevin De Bruyne (Getty Images)
Kevin De Bruyne is world-class (Getty Images)

Such is the class oozing from everything he does on the pitch. From elite levels of passing to tricky dribbling to a belter of a shot. Left foot, right foot, De Bruyne has got it all.

So how do you reward such a player? You give him a new long-term contract with eye-watering wages. No one can deny that he deserves it. He has been producing outrageous numbers for the team and has helped them win two league titles while pushing them to a Champions League quarter-final last season.

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Verdict

At 29, De Bruyne is at the peak of his powers and it is scary to think how better he can get. City should have no second thoughts regarding this new contract simply because he deserves it.

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