The 'Very Rare' Aspect of Kevin De Bruyne's Contract That's Just Like Paul Scholes
Journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Kevin De Bruyne took a very rare decision in his contract negotiations with Manchester City.
The Citizens hero has actually taken after a certain Manchester United legend in this, but Sky Blues fans will probably be OK with it.
The 29-year-old reportedly negotiated his contract without an agent, just like Old Trafford icon Paul Scholes would in the past.
Despite the temptations of super agents such as Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes, the Belgium international apparently prefered to go it alone.
Another report, from the Daily Mirror, added that he used data analysts to predict how important he would be to the City side going forward - as well as the club's chances of success going forward.
Kevin de Bruyne has negotiated his new Manchester City contract *without* any agent involved. It's something very rare, maybe incredible in today's football.
Next step for #MCFC contract negotiations: Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus talks. Phil Foden, untouchable. :large_blue_circle: #ManCity
- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 7, 2021
According to the Mirror, De Bruyne's father and lawyer were assisting remotely from Belgium while he was at the negotiating table.
City will be delighted not only to have kept their star midfielder on for extra two year extension until 2025, but will no doubt also be happy to avoid hefty agent fees.
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On signing again for the club, De Bruyne said: "Pep and I see football in the same way.
"Having that relationship with a manager is so important to me because our objectives are totally aligned and we want the same things.
When De Bruyne stole the show against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu :dizzy:pic.twitter.com/xAnpqaoGWu
- Goal (@goal) April 7, 2021
"My focus now is on ensuring we have a successful end to the current campaign.
"Our results and performances so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve."
This season has seen De Bruyne his usual prolific self, five goals and 11 assists in 24 Premier League matches as Pep Guardiola and co. coast to the title.
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