Manchester City: De Bruyne extends in part thanks to … data

According to The Athletic, before extending until 2025 with Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne has hired analysts to tell him how important he is to the team, and what he will put in place to continue winning important titles.

The day after a very good performance on his part in the Champions League, Manchester City formalized the continuation of his collaboration with Kevin De Bruyne (29), until 2025. The Belgian international, involved in the two goals of his team against Borussia Dortmund (2-1), extended his contract for two more seasons, convinced of the role that will be his in the future in this team.

Kevin De Bruyne had two main demands when negotiating his contract with Manchester City, which began at the start of the season: firstly, that his importance be valued by a substantial salary increase. And secondly, that the English club continue to do everything possible to win the Champions League.

No C1 yet to his list

On this second point, the Belgian wanted to make sure himself, which is why, according to The Athletic, he called on analysts responsible for studying all aspects of his contribution to the team, and the Manchester City’s chances of success in the coming seasons. De Bruyne wanted information on his own performances and the impact that had on Manchester City’s performance.

But also forecasts on the ability of the English club’s workforce to continue fighting to win titles, depending on the age and qualities of the players who make it up. This analysis was also based on how City’s big rivals are positioning themselves. The results have visibly convinced him since, reading his recent statements, there is nowhere else he would like to be.

Arrived in City in August 2015 from Wolfsburg, De Bruyne won two English league titles with the Mancunian club, four League Cups and one FA Cup, but not yet a Champions League. A title that he could hang on his record by the end of his contract. He will then be 34 years old.


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