He has won everything in football including La Liga, the Champions League, the World Cup and the European Championships and it seems Messi recognised his talent nearly instantly.
Do you consider De Bruyne to be one of the best Premier League players out there?
City have barely missed De Bruyne's influence, but did drop points in a 1-1 draw with Wolves in their third league game of the season.
Guardiola has helped De Bruyne flourish at City and confirmed his star player was not for sale.
"The clause is €250m (£223m)".
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Among the attendees were Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N leaders Chaudhry Nisar and Muhammad Ishaq Dar. The Saudi envoy for offered condolences to Nawaz Sharif on the demise of former First Lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.
Asked if De Bruyne has a release clause, Guardiola said: "No I don't think so".
"De Bruyne does everything and everything well, but still has room to grow". He does everything. I recently met his parents and you only understand how children are when you have met the parents.
For now, though, Guardiola insists he is very happy at City.
"My time there as a coach is finished because I'm not the same as I was then, nor is the way they see me the same", Guardiola said. "I'm at the club that interests me, with Ferran Soriano, Txiki (Begiristain), who I have known since we were in the reserves".
"I will finish again where I started.my last steps will be in the youth teams - I hope at Barca".
"Here [City] I feel very good, very protected from football", he said.