Jeremy Doku has been the find of this season for Manchester City, but this development has also raised concerns for Kevin De Bruyne. The 21-year-old has adapted to the Premier League at the quickest possible pace helping Man City get over the loss of KDB in no time.
Despite missing their top player, City has performed exceptionally well, with the former Rennes midfielder seamlessly integrating into Pep Guardiola’s system.
However, De Bruyne’s recurring injury worries are the primary reason City would avoid his contract extension. While the Belgian superstar is undoubtedly invaluable, his susceptibility to injuries has triggered financial concerns for Manchester City.
The 31-year-old hasn’t performed under Pep since the opening day of this season and will not play at Etihad in 2023. As a result, the decision-makers at Manchester City are apprehensive about extending KDB’s contract, considering both his age and the recurring injury issues.
That’s according to Football Insider, who claims that “there are concerns about the increasing number of injury problems De Bruyne is suffering in recent seasons.”
De Bruyne’s current deal expires in 2026, that is when he will turn 34. The midfielder is currently highest highest-paid player in the Premier League and to keep this tag intact till 2026 will not be an easy task for his legs.
That being said, KDB has been a star performer for Manchester City for quite sometime now and is termed as the world’s best midfielder, he surely won’t be short of offers from around the world.