There is growing uncertainty surrounding Kevin De Bruyne’s future at Manchester City as his injury record raises concerns.
Insider sources suggest that the 31-year-old midfielder is content at City, but his lucrative contract is approaching its end. De Bruyne’s current deal is scheduled to expire in June 2025.
Sources close to the situation have indicated that there is no immediate rush to negotiate a contract renewal, with discussions likely to occur in approximately a year’s time.
Both parties seem open to the idea of reaching a new agreement under the current circumstances.
However, the primary cause for apprehension is De Bruyne’s increasing injury woes in recent seasons. He is presently sidelined due to a significant hamstring injury that he suffered on the Premier League’s opening day this season.
The Belgian international is not expected to return until the new year. De Bruyne himself revealed that he played through the issue during the final two months of the 2022-2023 campaign, which saw Manchester City achieve a treble.
In the previous season, De Bruyne made 49 appearances, amassing an impressive 10 goals and 31 assists.
The former Wolfsburg star has been with Manchester City since his reported £54 million transfer in 2015. During his time at the Etihad Stadium, he has contributed 96 goals and 153 assists in 358 games, helping the club secure five Premier League titles.