“I think he is an excellent champion!” – AC Milan and Real Madrid legend heaps praise on Man City star

AC Milan and Real Madrid legend Clarence Seedorf has heaped praise on the qualities of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, labelling the Belgium international as an ‘excellent champion‘.

The City midfielder has been instrumental to the success seen by the club, since he made the move from Vfl Wolfsburg in 2015. Following multiple domestic trophy successes and a multitude of individual accolades, the 29-year-old has firmly established himself as one of the best midfielders in the sport.

Clarence Seedorf is no stranger to the abilities being shown by De Bruyne, and was full of praise for the former Chelsea man during an interview with UEFA on their official website.

When questioned on who his favourite midfielder was in the game at present, the former Netherlands international was quick to identify the Manchester City man, stating that he is the one he has ‘always liked to watch‘.

When I look at technical midfielders, obviously Kevin De Bruyne is one I’ve always liked to watch, because of his way of thinking”, Seedorf said.

He continued, “Physically we’re not the same, but his way of thinking is very similar to mine. When I see him making passing choices … I like him very much; I think he is an excellent champion.”

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De Bruyne has recently returned to full first-team training this week, following a lengthy period on the sideline due to a problem in his hamstring. There is an expectation that he could play some involvement in Manchester City’s next Premier League clash, when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Wednesday night.

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