Belgium and Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he promised his fellow countryman, Vincent Kompany that he will join him at Anderlecht once he leaves the Eithad outfit.
Kompany who left City after a 11-year association at the end of last season, was appointed player-manager of the Belgian first division club and is set to have a testimonial given by the club on Wednesday night.
“I hope his career will be just as amazing at as it was at City. I’ve told him to keep a place in his team for me in a year, or seven, when I’m finished here. If he does do that for me I will already have my next destination lined up; my next job. I will definitely miss him being around City,” De Bruyne said to the Sun.
The 28-year-old also opened up on how Kompany was influential in helping to make a decision to move to City from Wolfsburg, revealing that, “he constantly encouraged him to make the move”.
“At the time City were trying to sign me from Wolfsburg and Vinny was pushing for me to move to Manchester to play alongside him. He would constantly ask me when I was coming. He would say ‘you need to come’, constantly encouraging me to join City.”
De Bruyne has been a revelation for City ever since he made the move in 2015, making 173 appearances for the club, scoring 40 goals and helping them win two Premier League titles and one FA Cup.