'He's very good. He's a very dynamic player, ' Guardiola told Universo Valdano.
Do you consider De Bruyne to be one of the best Premier League players out there?
Guardiola has helped De Bruyne flourish at City and confirmed his star player was not for sale.
"He's not fit for tomorrow but he's progressing well", Guardiola said. "I'm sorry, he is not for sale". "I recently met his parents and understood a lot about why he is a fantastic guy".
He also said he envisages finishing his coaching career in Barcelona's academy.
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"When Jorge Valdano (interviewer) asked me about selling (De Bruyne) for £250 million, I say no, but it's my personal opinion". "I want to try it".
Speaking ahead of City's Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday, Guardiola clarified that he had in fact meant that, as far he is concerned, £250m wouldn't be a high enough fee for the Belgium midfielder.
"I will finish again where I started.my last steps will be in the youth teams - I hope at Barca".
The 47-year-old Spanish professional football coach was in charge of Barcelona between the year of 2008 and 2012 where he won many trophies for the Catalan club. "I'm at the club that interests me, with Ferran Soriano, Txiki (Begiristain), who I have known since we were in the reserves. I do not feel judged by a defeat or victory".