Thursday, January 21, 2021

Man City midfielder wants ‘a pay rise to reflect his status as the Premier League’s best player’ as Ozil and David De Gea lead top paid players list

Manchester City playmaker is set to reject the contract offer following a disappointing salary in the contract. The Citizens have a formidable side with a number of star players. Pep Guardiola’s side hasn’t been at their best this season in Premier League.

However, Man City’s performance on Sunday against Chelsea was a shock to everyone. Spaniard’s team did a good job against Chelsea, which was quite impressive. Chelsea had huge expectations to win the tight contest, but Man City’s brilliance did it to seal three points.

Former Barcelona manager exposed Lampard’s Chelsea, who were struggling to get back into the game in the first half. Three early goals in the first half for City broke the confidence of Blues to enter into the game again. However, Chelsea managed a late consolation goal in the second half.

Even after spending a good sum of money in the summer transfer window, Chelsea are in a weakened position. The Londoners are now ninth in the table with 26 points and might make use of the January transfer window to land reinforcements.

In Sunday’s Premier League clash, Kevin De Bruyne stood out for the visitors in the midfield. The Belgian star did get his name to the scoresheet with a goal past Mendy. It was his third goal of the season in the Premier League for the Belgian midfielder.

The 29-year-old midfielder’s contract ends by the summer of 2023. However, the club wants to reward them for his blistering run of form with a new long-term contract. But, the new contract doesn’t seem to convince Kevin De Bruyne to sign the deal.

According to The Times

, Kevin De Bruyne is disappointed with Manchester City’s first offer is likely to turn it down. As per reports, it is understood that the new deal will make De Bruyne earn in the region of £280,000-a-week on his present deal.

Premier League’s Top Earners

Premier League is one of the top leagues in Europe has popular names in the league. Likewise, the money splashed here is also one big reason for the popularity and hit. The player’s salary is quite mouth-watering in Premier League, which isn’t odd in modern-day football.

Manchester City, Manchester United, and Arsenal players dominate the top five earners in Premier League this season. Manchester United’s David De Gea is at the top of the list earning £375,000-a-week. While Gunners’ Mesut Ozil and Aubameyang each earn £350,000-a-week.

Kevin De Bruyne is sixth on this list, who’s earning £280,000-a-week at Manchester City. The Belgian is the second-highest-paid player at the club but believes his status as the best player in the Premier League should be reflected in his pay packet.

De Bruyne’s significant role at Man City

De Bruyne's significant role at Man City

Former Chelsea midfielder has been excellent for Citizens since arriving at the Etihad stadium. The playmaker has been a key for Pep Guardiola and City’s successive seasons in the past. No wonder, he has more awards to his name in the past seasons.

The 29-year-old was adjudged with the PFA Players Player of the Year award and UEFA’s best midfielder in Europe last season and has been a key figure for City once again this term. He has three goals and twelve assists for City this term across all competitions in 18 outings.

With De Bruyne set to reject City’s new contract, the club is expected to come up with a new better offer in the coming weeks or months. The Belgian has been in the English club for six years and it’s highly unlikely for him to leave the club at this moment.

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