Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne looking to extend career by two years following lockdown

Premier League on hold

The majority of the world is currently at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many countries around the globe, including those part of the UK, are living under some sort of lockdown, as they try to contain the spread of COVID-19.

As a result, the majority of football around the world has been suspended for the time being.

None of Europe’s major leagues are currently being played out.

This of course includes the Premier League, which is, as of writing, suspended until at least April 30th.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: A general view of the Nike Merlin matchball during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford FC at Old Trafford on February 23, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

De Bruyne wants to extend career

With most football on hold, a number of players have taken to social media to answer questions, or just to speak to their fans.

One of the latest to do so is Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

As he missed the most recent Manchester derby, KDB has not played for the Citizens since March 1st, when they won the League Cup for the third year in a row.

And now, speaking on an Instagram Live video, the Man City standout has announced that whilst in lockdown, he informed his wife that he is going to play football for two years longer than he had previously planned:

“I told my wife I’m going to play a little longer.

“After this lockdown, I cannot stay at home. I told her I’m going to take two years more.

“It’s time to play football again. I miss it and it’s difficult. But we are not important, football is not important. People love football, but you need to stay safe.

“I’ve been at home now for two weeks.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.

During his spell at home, De Bruyne has also taken part in a Twitch stream alongside Tottenham’s Dele Alli, to help raise money for COVID-19 relief.

And the Belgian posted on his Instagram account to state that they had donated over $2m.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.