Wigan Athletic captain Sam Morsy has described Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne as the best midfielder in the world. The Egypt international has not come face-to-face with the Belgian at club level but he has played against him in an international friendly which was scheduled before the 2018 World Cup final.
Suppose the case goes against them, it remains to be seen whether De Bruyne would consider a fresh challenge elsewhere. Meanwhile, Morsy has a relegation battle on his hands with Wigan when the season recommences after the coronavirus shutdown. The Latics were in superb form before the unexpected break and they managed to pick up 11 points from the previous five matches.
That sees them a couple of points ahead of the drop zone but they need to refocus on the season restart, given the momentum has been ceased. Morsy has been an influence figure for Wigan in the holding midfield role with 34 appearances and he will have his part to play in the club’s aim to avoid relegation.