Kevin De Bruyne set to reject Manchester City’s first contract offer and is growing concerned at the lack of progress in talks over a new five-year deal.
According to the report by DailyMail, Kevin D Bruyne set to reject the said new contract when presented as he is more focus on seeing through his two-and-a-half years remaining on his latest contract. Although no official statement was released as to this, but reports have it that City opened talks with him last year as they wanted to reward him with an improved, long-term extension, and the Belgian is delaying that move.
However, no agreement has been reached yet and according to The Times, De Bruyne has been left disappointed by City’s first offer and is likely to turn it down.
The Belgian midfielder, who played a starring role in City’s 3-1 victory over title rivals Chelsea on Sunday, is understood to earn in the region of £280,000-a-week on his present deal.
The 29-year-old picked up the PFA Players Player of the Year award and UFEA’s best midfielder in Europe gong last season and has been a key figure for City once again this term.
He has already registered 12 assists and three goals in 18 games for City in all competitions and underlined his importance to the club by netting the third against Chelsea this weekend after Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden had scored.
The Premier League’s top earners
1 – David de Gea (£375,000 a week)
2 – Mesut Ozil (£350,000 a week)
3 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (350,000 a week)
4 – Raheem Sterling (£300,000 a week)
5 – Paul Pogba (£290,000 a week)
6 – Kevin De Bruyne (£280,000 a week)