Kevin De Bruyne has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him stay at Manchester City until 2025.
The Belgian playmaker, 29, scored the first goal in City’s Champions League quarter final first leg game against Borussia Dortmund to make his tally for the season to seven, with 16 assists in all competitions this term.
The deal will see the popular midfielder celebrate a decade at the club which he arrived at in 2015 having become German Player of the Year at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
Since his arrival at the club De Bruyne has lifted seven major trophies in his 254 appearances and become the first City player to ever be named the PFA Player of the Year, in 2020.
He will also be following in the footsteps of David Silva and Sergio Aguero, who have also spent ten years at the Etihad, in clocking up a decade at the club by 2025.
And moves are reportedly already afoot to tie down Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden to longer deals too.
Commenting on the deal, De Bruyne said: “I could not be happier.
“Since joining City in 2015, I have felt at home. I love the fans; my family are settled here in Manchester and my own game has developed really well.
“This football club is geared for success.
It offers me everything I need to maximise my performance, so signing this contract was a straightforward decision.
“I am playing the best football of my career and I honestly feel there is more to come.
“Pep and I see football in the same way.
“Having that relationship with a manager is so important to me because our objectives are totally aligned, and we want the same things.
“My focus now is on ensuring we have a successful end to the current campaign.
“Our results and performances so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “This is a very significant moment for this football club.
“Kevin is, without question, one of the best players in world football.
“His performance level has been remarkably consistent since coming to City, and in the last few years he has developed into one of the game’s elite players.
“His talent is unquestionable – but he is also a consummate professional whose dedication to Manchester City during his time here has been nothing short of remarkable.
“He constantly seeks to improve, and his approach is the perfect blueprint for any young player looking to carve out a career.
“We are delighted he is our player and I look forward to watching him during his peak years here at Manchester City.”