KEVIN DE BRUYNE’S former boss has urged him to quit Manchester City for PSG – insisting the French giants offer him a better chance of Champions League glory.
Belgian talisman KDB has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, three League Cups and a Community Shield with City since his 2015 arrival from Wolfsburg.
But Hein Vanhaezebrouck, who managed De Bruyne at Genk in 2009, insisted the midfielder could become Europe’s best player by inspiring PSG to European success.
Former Anderlecht and Gent coach Vanhaezebrouck, 55, also claimed Pep Guardiola‘s defence will undermine City’s Champions League hopes.
Vanhaezebrouck told Het Nieuwsblad: “Kevin has won two league titles and various English cups with Manchester City, and he’s been named player of the season in Germany.
“But he has never won anything internationally. No Europa League, no Champions League, no World Cup – and these are the things that are always taken into account.
“As soon as he wins one of these prizes I have no doubt that he will be in the running for the FIFA player of the year award and the Ballon d’Or trophy.
“He could yet do it with City – but with the defence they’ve got I am not convinced.
“I’m not saying that it would be easier for him to win the Champions League with Barcelona or Real Madrid.
“But to my mind it would be if he played for Paris Saint-Germain.
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“Get De Bruyne to feed Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe with his pinpoint passes, and you have a team that is virtually impossible to play against.
“The one problem is that it may not suit him to play in Ligue 1. At PSG he would earn even more money than he does now.
“But on so many weekends he’d have matches against the likes of Dijon, Amiens or Strasbourg – and he wouldn’t look forward to them.”