De Bruyne on penning Man City contract: It's home; expectations have been exceeded

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Kevin de Bruyne says his hopes upon joining Manchester City have been more than met.

The midfielder has signed an extension to his current deal, taking him to the summer of 2025, which will bring up a decade of service at the Etihad Stadium.

Having joined in 2015 from Wolfsburg – scoring 65 goals and providing 105 assists in 255 matches to date – the 29-year-old believes the Club have overdelivered in every area since his arrival.

“When I came here it was with big expectations and they exceeded every expectation in every part," De Bruyne said.

“To compete in every cup competition, every title, every Champions League, every FA Cup - and doing it the right way, the way we play, excites me.

“I don't know why I would change that."

During his six-year spell, Kevin and his wife Michele have had three children, who he says are now native Mancunians!

As a result, he says Manchester feel like home now, a factor that made staying here an easy decision.

“[My family being settled] is obviously really important," he said. "I don't have to just think about myself – I have my wife and three kids.

“We have been really happy here and my kids were born here, so they are basically half Manc!

“They are really happy and the feeling I have with the club is so positive. There was no thought at all about switching teams, so it was fairly easy on my part.

“I feel proud because I've been here now for six years and obviously this feels like home," he said.

“The longest time I've been at a club is here.

“To get the extension now at my age feels like a very proud moment because it means they trust me until I get really old in football terms!

“I feel really happy, and my family is also really proud, so that's really nice."