'Ahead of Gerrard, Lampard, Yaya Toure' – Ex-Liverpool star claims De Bruyne is best midfielder in Premier League history

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'Ahead of Gerrard, Lampard, Yaya Toure' – Ex-Liverpool star claims De Bruyne is best midfielder in Premier League history

Ayoola Kelechi 08:08 - 26.04.2024

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has been labelled the best midfielder in Premier League history by a former star of the league

Jamie Redknapp, former Liverpool star turned Sky Sports pundit, has sparked a heated debate in the footballing world by proclaiming Kevin De Bruyne as the finest midfielder in Premier League history.

Redknapp's bold assertion comes on the heels of De Bruyne's stellar performance for Manchester City, where he notched a spectacular goal in a 4-0 triumph over Brighton.

De Bruyne's Dazzling Display

In Manchester City's dominant victory over Brighton, De Bruyne showcased his immense talent with a remarkable diving header, reminiscent of Robin van Persie's iconic World Cup goal against Spain in 2010.

The Belgian maestro's goal not only propelled Pep Guardiola's side to victory but also drew effusive praise from pundits and fans alike.

Redknapp's Bold Claim

Following the match, Jamie Redknapp didn't hold back in his assessment of De Bruyne's stature in Premier League history. Redknapp asserted that De Bruyne's unparalleled ability to execute extraordinary feats on the pitch elevates him above legendary midfielders such as Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, David Silva, and Yaya Toure.

"I'm in awe of him every time I see him," Redknapp said. "Kevin De Bruyne, we've seen some greats, like [Steven] Gerrard, [Frank] Lampard, David Silva, Yaya Toure, unbelievable attacking midfielders, he's the top one for me."

A Midfield Maestro

Redknapp lauded De Bruyne for his exceptional passing range and versatility in scoring goals of all varieties. According to Redknapp, De Bruyne's repertoire of skills sets him apart as the epitome of midfield excellence, with few peers capable of matching his prowess on the field.

"He does things that are out of this world," Redknapp added. "The passes that he has seen throughout his career, since coming to the PL, there are not many that can do that."

Redknapp further highlighted De Bruyne's role as a mentor and inspiration for Manchester City's emerging star, Phil Foden.

"It's the master and the master," Redknapp said. "With Phil Foden and what he is doing right now, he looks so good. He has always got the picture in his mind."

Jamie Redknapp's bold declaration of Kevin De Bruyne as the premier midfielder in Premier League history has ignited discussions among football enthusiasts worldwide. As De Bruyne continues to dazzle with his on-field brilliance and influence on emerging talents like Phil Foden, his legacy as one of the game's greatest midfielders appears increasingly undeniable.

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