Kevin de Bruyne is on the verge of signing a new contract with Manchester City.
He will soon put pen to paper on a new deal worth £300,000 a week that means he will effectively end his career at the Etihad.
Already under contract under 2023, the new deal will extend his stay by a further two years.
City had initially planned talks with the Belgian international towards the end of the last season, but they were pushed back following the lockdown and the delayed restart to the campaign.
However, with de Bruyne settled in the Manchester area with his family, and with no desire to move, persuading him to sign a new contract extension has been a relatively easy task for the club.
The Premier League club has a policy of rewarding those of its stars who opted to stay with them at a time when they were facing a UEFA ban from European football until that was overturned by CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).
De Bruyne produced another Man of the Match performance for City on Sunday as they out-classed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.