Pep Guardiola has not yet named a club captain and instead has left it for the players to decide among themselves, revealing that the players will have a meeting when they are back. There are no clear contenders as such, but De Bruyne will certainly be one of the names in the hat.
Guardiola said, “They will choose the captain when we are all together. After they are all back, they are going to make a meeting and decide who is going to be captain.”
The Belgian international, for his part, has said that he would be glad to fill the boots of his fellow countryman, and was keen to stress how important the role was.
According to Goal, he said, “If the team wants me to be captain I will gladly accept it. But, I think everyone needs to talk about it as a team and as a club. It will be spoken about when everyone comes back. I think we need to do that together because it's really important job not only on the pitch but off it.”
It remains to be seen who will be given the armband but Kevin de Bruyne will certainly feel like he deserves it, having performed consistently for the club and being a very vocal member of the team.