Lescott: De Bruyne yet to match Toure at Man City

Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne will have to do it for a little bit longer to match Ivorian legend Yaya Toure at English giants Manchester City.

This is according to former City defender Joleon Lescott, who played with Toure at the former English champions between 2010 and 2014.

Toure left Man City in 2018 having helped the team clinch six major trophies including three Premier League titles.

While De Bruyne, who has been with the Citizens since 2015, has helped the team lift seven major trophies including two league titles.

“No. He’s got to do it for a little bit longer,” Lescott said on Manchester Evening.

“Yaya’s best season outweighs Kevin’s [best season]. He scored 20 goals in that season, in 13/14.”

Lescott believes De Bruyne is destined to become a Premier League legend with the 29-year-old player having scooped two Premier League Playmaker of the Season awards.

“What he’s doing and the impact he’s having on every game is remarkable. He’s setting a new standard,” Lescott added.

“Rio [Ferdinard]’s era of [Steven] Gerrard and [Frank] Lampard – some great players in the Premier League era – but what Kevin De Bruyne’s doing is remarkable.

“I think if he continues to do this for another three or four years, he’s in the conversation [of Premier League greats].”