Kompany: I would be delighted if Manchester City buy Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne

Vincent Kompany has spoken of compatriot Kevin De Bruyne in glowing terms.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has told Goal.com that he would be one of the happiest players in the squad if countryman Kevin De Bruyne joins him at the Etihad Stadium.

The Belgian international was previously a member of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea squad, but after failing to establish a regular first-team spot he moved to the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg.

His stint at the German outfit has been highly successful, prompting links of a return to the Premier League with Manchester City, as per a report in the Mirror.

Speaking of the speculation linking the popular winger to City, skipper Kompany was full of praise for De Bruyne and told Goal.com that he would be delighted to have his Belgian compatriot join him in Manchester.

“Kevin is a phenomenal talent. He’s a game-changer, he’s efficient in front of goal but he’s also a great passer, which is probably his biggest quality,” Kompany told Goal.com.

“I try not to influence too much but I do recognise the fact that he’s an unbelievable talent and any team he goes to, he will make that team stronger.

“If he comes to City, I would be one of the happiest guys in the team. But it’s not my call and it’s his decision to make.”

Would Kevin De Bruyne improve Manchester City?

During his first full season in Wolfsburg, De Bruyne netted 10 Bundesliga goals and added a whopping 20 assists – more than any other play in Europe’s top five leagues.

Going forward, the 23-year-old is a wonderful talent and similar to Eden Hazard deadly when afforded space, averaging 2.9 dribbles and 3.3 key passes per league match.

City’s play under Manuel Pellegrini is often laboured, and while Samir Nasri and David Silva have superb close-control neither possess the directness to consistently hurt teams in the final third.

The Citizens lack a winger in such regard, and with money at their disposal De Bruyne should rightly be at the top of their wish-list as there aren’t much better in Europe at what he does best.

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