The midfielder almost joined Tottenham Hotspur this summer. And Bruce thinks the club's new owners will reward him with an improved contract.
He told BBC Sport: "He's arguably the best young player I've had, probably ever, when you think of Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson who are playing at Liverpool, and I've had a lot of good young players.
"We have said to him there will be a reward of a new contract offer to him. The new owners are trying to get a new chief executive in at the moment and that will kick in hopefully at the end of this month when the window closes."