DAVID SILVA – and not Kevin de Bruyne – is the Premier League’s best midfielder, insists Graeme Souness.
De Bruyne, along with Liverpool’s Mo Salah, has been tipped to win top honours when votes are cast for Player of the Season.
But Souness told The Times that Spanish ace Silva is the key ingredient to Manchester City’s success.
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He said: “People talk about De Bruyne, and he has had a brilliant season but, if you asked me to choose between them, Silva would edge it.
“In Silva and De Bruyne, City have the two best midfielders in the Premier League at the moment.
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“People will talk about the goalscorers, Sergio Aguero and Mo Salah, but I see Silva and De Bruyne being the difference in both games.
“In the last third, where it’s so tight and there’s nowhere to manoeuvre, everything has to be spot on.
“Those two are the best at being able to find that yard in the final third and then deliver a shot or a cute pass.”