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Rio Ferdinand makes prediction as Kevin de Bruyne uses analytics to negotiate Man City contract

Get the biggest City stories, analysis and transfer updates delivered straight to your inbox Rio Ferdinand believes Kevin de Bruyne will not be the only footballer to use data analytics to negotiate a new contract.

De Bruyne agreed a new deal at Manchester City earlier this week and is understood to have used data and statistics of his performances when negotiating with the club.

Ferdinand feels that statistics can easily be manipulated in order to make players seem more effective than they are. Nevertheless, speaking on BT Sport, the former England defender said he can see it becoming a bigger part of contract negotiations.

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