Kevin De Bruyne has secured his future at Manchester City until year 2025. The best footballer in Pep Guardiola’s squad will spend the best years of his sporting career at the Etihad Stadium with the aim of reach the Champions League. Thus, at least, he transmitted it to the bosom of the club in the weeks that the negotiations have lasted. The Belgian footballer has assumed the responsibility of negotiating your contract without any agent involved, a totally new development in top-tier clubs, and the result has been a success.
After six months of negotiation, De Bruyne has claimed to be the highest paid footballer in the Premier League, since his contract has gone from about 350,000 euros a week to 445,000, above David De Gea’s contract. As The Times has published, your current payroll will have a higher fixed amount than in your last contract, but in return you will have less variable income. The English medium also explains that Barcelona considered signing the Belgian in the pastBut the pandemic eliminated any hope of getting hold of it.
De Bruyne made the decision to take over the negotiation because a year ago he cut off relations with his previous agent, Patrick De Koster, arrested for money laundering and use of false documents. Instead of hiring a new agent, the Belgian conducted the negotiations in the first person with the help from his father and with the services of two external, lawyers of the Altius firm in Brussels, who nevertheless never met De Bruyne but made sure that had legal support in the process. In fact, as reported in The Times information, the City has saved a lot of money in negotiating money because there has been no commission paid to agents.
In addition, to do justice to his merits as a ‘citizen’ footballer where he has already won two Premier League -on the way to the third-, an FA Cup and four League Cups, De Bruyne had two clear objectives before renewing his contract, as told in The Athletic: that their importance in the team be reflected in a salary increase and the club to guarantee that they would continue to do everything possible to win the Champions League. Because De Bruyne was and is happy at City, he just wanted the offer to represent his value at the club.
And what is your value in the club? The Belgian footballer did everything to find out, following the information from The Athletic. For example, you hired a team of data analysts to study every relevant aspect of your contribution to the team and the chances of success of the staff. At the same time, he also wanted to know the impact of his own performances on the team’s results. According to the information he obtained from the analysis, he was convinced of how important it is for Manchester City, but also that there was nowhere else I could be betterr.
Manchester City have managed to tie their big star until 2025, a sign of the determination they have in keeping their best players in the best years of their careers. John Stones and Raheem Sterling are next as their contracts end in 2022 and 2023.