A Manchester City legend looks set to reject Saudi interest and is a contract extension on the way?

A Manchester City legend looks set to reject Saudi Pro League interest and could a contract extension at City also be on the way? Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly a target for Saudi Pro League clubs this summer. Despite this, a report from Steven Kay for footballtransfers.com indicates he is set to remain at the champions next season.

Despite his age and recent injury history, there is no doubt of the quality Kevin De Bruyne adds to Manchester City. He remains a key player for Pep Guardiola’s side and his influence on the world champions has been evident since his return from a 5-month injury layoff. Since returning from hamstring surgery the Belgian international has been one of his team’s dominant performers. In 6 games since he returned from injury he has added 2 goals and 5 assists. His influence on his team was evident as soon as he returned to the pitch.

Given his stature at Manchester City and in the game, it is no surprise that the City legend’s form has seen him attract interest from the Saudi Pro League. Steve Kay’s report also adds that Manchester City are expecting offers of over £100 million for the club legend. Furthermore, Kay adds that despite Saudi Pro League interest De Bruyne has no intention of leaving the club.

Could a contract extension be on the horizon for De Bruyne?

Additionally, Kay reports that the world champions have offered a one-year contract extension to their inspirational midfielder. Steve Kay also reports that De Bruyne is yet to sign the extension. De Bruyne’s current contract expires at the end of the 2024/25 season.

Kay’s report indicates that a contract extension could be in the future for Kevin De Bruyne. Given his form since returning from injury, it would be welcome news for all parties concerned with Manchester City.

There is no doubt of Kevin De Bruyne’s standing at Manchester City. He has made a significant impact both this season and throughout his time at the club. If he does extend his stay at the world champions it would be of significant benefit to Pep Guardiola’s squad.

Tags Football Transfers Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Pep Guardiola Saudi Pro League Steve Kay