Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is urging the club to complete the £47million deal for Wolfsburg star Kevin de Bruyne, according to reports from Sky Sports.
De Bruyne has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad in recent weeks, with a massive bid of £47million already being submitted by the Citizens.
After losing out on the title last season, City have bolstered their attack with the £49million capture of Liverpool star Raheem Sterling and are now hoping to secure the services of De Bruyne.
And Kompany, who has played with the 24-year-old for the Belgium national side, is convinced that the attacking midfielder will be a brilliant addition to the squad.
“Let me put it this way, he (De Bruyne) is definitely not going to make the team weaker. He’s a phenomenal player,” Kompany said.
“Our squad can become stronger by getting everyone in the right direction.
“We had so many players – and I was one of them, especially at the end of last season – who didn’t perform and if they do, then it’s like having six or seven new players. Then we do have a stronger squad.
“Players like Raheem and Delph, from what I’ve seen, will give us something different.”
De Bruyne only joined Wolfsburg last summer after struggling for regular first-team football with Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, but he blossomed in Germany to become the Bundesliga Player of the Year.
De Bruyne made 51 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring 16 goals and providing 28 assists.