December 5, 2022

EPL: He’s an all-round package, so intelligent – Paul Merson names world’s best player

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has named Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, as the best player in the world currently.

Merson said that De Bruyne is an all-round package, adding that the Belgium international is so intelligent.

De Bruyne shone for Belgium in their 2-1 Nations League victory over Wales on Thursday.

The 31-year-old scored and also gave an assist during the encounter against Wales at the King Baudouin Stadium.

Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson said: “At the moment, I believe Kevin De Bruyne is the best player in world football, so he undoubtedly tops my list. His vision is on a different level and he is so, so intelligent.

“You can look at the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar — who have all been fantastic for PSG this season — but De Bruyne is the all-round package and was an easy pick at number one.

“I know it does not make much sense to compare players who don’t play in the same position, but De Bruyne’s consistency over the years for this Manchester City side has been staggering, to say the least.

“He plays with the insurance policy of Rodri behind him, who in my opinion is the best defensive midfielder in world football at the moment. They complement each other so well, and it allows De Bruyne to run the show.”

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