Manchester City have reportedly presented a second contract offer to Kevin De Bruyne, after the midfielder rejected the first one.
According to The Times, the Premier League leaders are hopeful of soon being able to announce the news every City fan wants to hear.
The report explains that City’s latest offer is ‘more agreeable’ for the 78-cap Belgium international, and that there is hope for an agreement before the end of the 2020/21 season.
De Bruyne signed for the club back in the summer of 2015 from Wolfsburg and has been a revelation for the Citizens.
The 29-year-old has contributed 60 goals and 105 assists in 250 appearances so far, and has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups during his time at the club.
Signed on the watch of Manuel Pellegrini, De Bruyne has gone on to become one of the best players in the world under Pep Guardiola, and fans are desperate to see him commit his long-term future to the club.
His last extension came back in January 2018, which saw him become the club’s top earner on about £310,000-a-week including bonuses (via The Times).
De Bruyne deserves top dollar
Hopefully news that De Bruyne has accepted City’s latest proposal will arrive soon, although given the club are currently competing on four fronts it would be no surprise if things stayed quiet for a bit longer.
De Bruyne undoubtedly deserves a pay rise for what he’s done for the club.
He’s probably in the top five players in the world and needs a contract which reflects that.
Even when not at his best, like against Manchester United last weekend, he still produces (he made eight key passes against the Red Devils) and that is the mark of someone who is worth their weight in gold.