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‘Not impossible’: Pep Guardiola on Manchester City replacing Kevin De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola has been discussing the future of Kevin De Bruyne.


De Bruyne has been a mainstay in Manchester City’s team since his switch from Wolfsburg.

The Belgian has grown into arguably the best midfielder on the planet right now and is set to rival the likes of Frank Lampard in the conversation for greatest-ever Premier League midfielder.

In 313 outings for Man City, he has scored 87 and assisted 124, whilst also matching the record for the most assists in a single Premier League campaign.

However, with KDB now 31, Man City will have to begin looking to replace him in the future.

Granted, players are able to last longer at the top level right now, but a replacement will still have to come at some point.

And, speaking ahead of Manchester City’s next outing vs Aston Villa, Guardiola was asked about replacing his maestro and said: “It’ll be so difficult. Not impossible, not easy.

“The team is most important, but there are players who can do many things, not easy. But Txiki, scouting have to work on that, monitor players, this thing will happen.”

On the top-level future of Kevin De Bruyne, Pep added: “Question for him. He has three years left. He is miles ahead of last season in this period. Much, much better. I don’t feel he’ll retire soon - that’s my feeling. He likes it, enjoying, playing high level.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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