Kevin de Bruyne has confirmed that talks have begun about extending his contract at Manchester City.
The Belgian international still has two and a half years left on his current contract at the Etihad but has previously spoken of his wish to finish his career in the City, with his family all settled in the North-West of England. He told local journalists after Belgium’s win over England in the Nations League “I am happy in Manchester. I am at a good club. Good owners, Good club.”
City want to reward their star players who stayed with the club whilst they were threatened with expulsion from the Champions League, are prepared to offer the playmaker generous new terms to prolong his stay with them further.
De Bruyne is representing himself in the talks, after firing his agent earlier this year, after he was accused of financial mismanagement by the player’s father.
The talks are still at an early stage.
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