Heynckes: KDB 'best player in Europe'

English Premier League

The Belgium international is widely regarded as one of the world's top talents and has been instrumental in the Citizens' sublime form this season, helping them to a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

And, speaking of De Bruyne's rise to stardom in the English top-flight, Heynckes told Kicker: "De Bruyne didn't play that well last year but I would give the shirt off my back for him.

"You must have a player like him in his position.

"He is far and away the best player in Europe at the moment."