Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been named the greatest passer in Premier League history by Jamie Redknapp.
The former Liverpool and England midfielder believes De Bruyne, who produced a virtuoso display in City’s 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday, now sits at the very top of the list of the greatest passers in the Premier League.
“We’ve spoken before about the Premier League’s best strikers, but when it comes to the league’s best-ever passers, Kevin De Bruyne is the best the Premier League has ever seen,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “I’ve never seen anyone like him. The weight of the ball, the killer-ball passes, the precision, is just phenomenal.”
“All great players look like they have more time than everyone else on the pitch. His football IQ is so high with the way he spots the pass, analyses it, and then his ability to execute it is just phenomenal. Everything looks so easy for him. He’s probably already given his Easter Eggs out, he’s so far ahead of everyone else!”
“He’s just so good. I think he’s the best – I’ve never seen a better passer of the ball than him. He can hit a 30-yard pass like Scholes, he can play those little passes like the great exponents of it such as Xabi Alonso, but he just sees it so easy. What a player.”
However, the question now is, is Kevin De Bruyne really the greatest passer in Premier League history? Definitely, the Belgium international faces stiff competition for the title from a host of legendary names Premier League has witnessed!