De Bruyne now joins other players who have a long contract with Pep Guardiola’s team
Kevin De Bruyne signed a new contract with Manchester City until June 2025 and became the player with the highest salary in the clubBut he did it in a very different way than most footballers.
The number 17 shirt has no agent, so he negotiated the deal directly with the city government. Without an agent arguing in his favor, De Bruyne used the services of a technology team, according to English newspapers.
The idea of using Big Data experts, which consists of a huge dataset, to calculate its value and show the magnitude of its importance within the English cast came from the Belgian star.
Rented in 2015 for 76 million euros from the Wolfsburg De Bruyne Add 255 games with him Manchester City The midfielder has 65 goals, 110 assists and eight titles, including two from the Premier League; and everything seems to indicate that for the third time this season it will lift the maximum title that English football offers.
By showing the report with his figures, performance and market value, the Belgian convinced the management to give him a new contract. De Bruyne He now earns £ 300,000 a week, roughly $ 412,000.
Analysts hired by the midfielder also projected what Manchester City could do in the next four years, when the player-club contract expires. The experts analyzed the worth and age of each player in the England squad, data that encouraged De Bruyne to stay at the Etihad Stadium.
“Signing this contract was a quick decision. This team was made for success and offers me everything I need to get the most out of my football,” said the player on the official website of the Manchester City.
De Bruyne now joins other players who have a long contract with the team of Pep GuardiolaThe defender stands out in this group Rúben Dias, linked to the club until 2026, Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, João Cancelo, Ferran Torres and Nathan Aké, all with contract up to 2025
Next on the list of city is Raheem Sterling, who has a contract until June 2023, as well as the Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, the Algerian Riyad Mahrez and the German Ilkay Gundogan, an important figure in the current season.