Kevin De Bruyne has just agreed to a contract extension with Manchester City.
The PFA Player of the Season winner has gone from strength to strength under Pep Guardiola and is now hailed as one of the world’s very best midfielders.
His father believes it was Guardiola who managed to get the best out of him. Herwig De Bruyne, Kevin’s father, told HLN Sport, “If he is happy in his life, then so are you as a parent.
“I also think Pep Guardiola has added an extra dimension to Kevin. He pushed him into that (leader) role. Gave him more responsibility because he knew his shoulders were strong enough to carry it.”
De Bruyne has been the most consistent and creative player for City since his arrival in 2015. The Cityzens shelled out €75m for his signature. Now, the 29-year-old is set to stay on until June 2025 as Guardiola continues to play him as the central attacking presence in the side.
Manchester City are now top of the Premier League with a quarter-final second leg tie coming up against Borussia Dortmund. De Bruyne has not enjoyed his most prolific season ever but he still has 24 goal contributions in 33 appearances this term.