Kevin de Bruyne has a great understanding with Manchester City on the field, but it seems that outside of it they are having some issues. All around the negotiations for the renewal of his contract.
The Belgian midfielder has become the focal point of Pep Guardiola's team. Generations have passed, but De Bruyne has remained in the squad as captain and absolute reference, coming to settle as one of the best players in the world.
His link with Manchester City ends in the summer of 2023, two years from now. There is time ahead, but the English club has already begun to work to avoid disappointment in the future, and for the moment circumstances are proving him right with this foresight.
This week, the Belgian newspaper 'HLN' published that De Bruyne and City are having their ups and downs in the negotiations. At the moment they are in the first phase, but the 29-year-old midfielder has already given his first "no" to the club.
De Bruyne has not been convinced by the first 'citizen' attempt. He is known as one of the best in the Premiership and the world, and believes that what is being offered is beneath him. De Drongen expects a greater effort in line with his footballing status.
After failing to make the grade at Chelsea, De Bruyne went on to join Wolfsburg before signing for City in January 2016. He quickly clicked his way into the big time. Under Pellegrini and Guardiola he scored 60 goals and 99 assists in 240 matches.