The creative cog that keeps Pep Guardiola's rampant Manchester City tank steaming ahead has just been rewarded for his fine excellency this weekend; Kevin De Bruyne has been handed a mega upgrade on his contract.
Already on a three-year deal, Guardiola will be looking to lock down the future of his talisman 26-year-old midfielder at the Etihad. It has been reported by City Watch (via The Sun) that the Belgian has agreed to sign a new six-year contract extension worth £260,000-a-week.
De Bruyne arrived at City from Wolfsburg for a fee of £55m in 2015, netting a total 31 times in 120 appearances.
The 26-year-old has thrived massively under the tutelage of Guardiola, and his performances on the pitch have been instrumental to City's running away with the Premier League. Thus far, De Bruyne has contributed eight goals and 12 assists in 31 total appearances.
Guardiola is keen to tie down all his key players, as it was reported earlier this week that both Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi committed to the club, signing new deals that will keep them both at the Etihad until 2020 and 2022 respectively.