De Bruyne revealed Kompany played a key part in luring him to City - and already misses him since he left to take up a player manager role back in their homeland.
De Bruyne said: “I hope his career will be just as amazing at Anderlecht as it was at City. I've told him to keep a place in his team for me in a year, or seven, when I'm finished here.
“If he does do that for me I will already have my next destination lined up; my next job.
“I will definitely miss him being around City."