De Bruyne wins EPL Player of the Season

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Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has been named Premier League Player of the Season.

The Premier League, the English top flight’s organizer, announced the news on Twitter at the weekend.

De Bruyne joins the likes of Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Nemanja Vidic as the only players to win the accolade multiple times.

The 30-year-15 old’s goals and seven assists in 29 games have seen him beat out Mohamed Salah, Heung-min Son, Bukayo Saka, Joao Cancelo, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarrod Bowen, and James Ward-Prowse for the title, which he previously won at the end of the 2019/20 season.

De Bruyne’s City colleague Phil Foden was voted Young Player of the Season.

De Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a key member of the team that won the Belgian Pro League in 2010–11.

He joined English club Chelsea in 2012 but was only given limited playing time before being loaned to Werder Bremen.

He joined Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014 and quickly established himself as one of the top players in the Bundesliga, playing a key role in the club’s DFB-Pokal victory in 2014–15.

De Bruyne joined Manchester City for a club-record £54 million in the summer of 2015. With the club, he has won three Premier League crowns before Sunday’s game, five League Cups, and one FA Cup.

He played a key role in Manchester City becoming the first Premier League team to reach 100 points in a single season in 2017–18.

De Bruyne was named Player of the Season in 2019–20 after tying the record for most assists in a Premier League season.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has become the highest-paid footballer in the world.

Mbappe has reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 side over a bumper three-year contract to remain at the club.

His current contract was due to expire on June 30 and he was widely expected to leave for Real Madrid this summer. PSG offered Mbappe a pay package worth £4 million a month. This is double his current salary and makes him the highest earner in the game.

An extension would also secure a mammoth signing-on figure in the region of £100m. This includes concessions over image rights as well as bonuses for goals, Ballon d’Or honours and Champions League success.