MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Manchester City now have the biggest salary in the Premier League and are set to continue to grow.
Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on Wednesday secured improved terms for a two-year extension, which signed him to a contract with City until 2025.
The deal was announced as the club’s annual report showed that staff costs had risen 11% to 35 351 million ($ 485 million) in the last financial year. City’s salary costs are now overshadowing the whole of Manchester at United, which fell 4 284 million over the same period, covering the disrupted 2019-20 season of the epidemic.
And in the footnote of the financial document of “City” it is mentioned that this season the quadruple aspiration continues, that it was glorious for the club, but it could have had a great price.
City say additional transfer fees, signing fees, loyalty bonuses will be paid to players and clubs up to 8 158.2 million “after certain conditions”.
Pep Guardiola’s team has been preparing to produce its most successful season since the cash flow from Abu Dhabi owner Sheikh Mansour. His transfer to City in 2008 transformed him into one of the most successful clubs in England.
City top the table with 14 points as they finish third in the Premier League in four seasons. This month’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur for the hosts.
The main prize for avoiding “City” is the Champions League, և De Bruyne scored one of the goals, which made the victory over “Borussia” Dortmund in the first match of the 1/4 finals on Tuesday. The Professional Footballers’ Association’s 2020 Player of the Year intersection also kicked Phil Foden’s move to hit the winner at the Etihad Stadium.
It is now reported that De Bruyne, who has won seven trophies since joining City in 2015, earns more than ,000 300,000 a week.
“This football club is ready for success,” said the Belgian footballer. “It offers me everything I need to maximize my performance, so signing this contract was just a decision. I play the best football of my career և I honestly feel there is more.
“Pep and I see football the same way. Having that relationship with the Relationship Officer is so important to me because our goals are completely in line, և we want the same things. ”
De Bruyne hopes that finally there are fans who will be able to return to the stadium to see him lift the Premier League Cup in May, as planned. The return of the audience will help stop the flow of losses, which after a profit of 10 million pounds last year reached 126 million pounds in 2019-20, as revenue during the epidemic fell by 11% to 478 million pounds.
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