VfL Wolfsburg's Brazilian defender Naldo thinks Kevin de Bruyne going to Manchester City will be a bad move for the Belgian playmaker.
The imperious center back does not believe De Bruyne will be afforded the same freedom he gets in Germany and is worried he will have as many chances in the first team at City.
De Bruyne has already had one unsuccessful stint in England with Chelsea from 2012 to 2014, in which he only played three games for the Blues.
The attacking midfielder has reignited his career since moving back to Wolfsburg, leading the Bundesliga assist charts last season and being named the league's player of the year.
His resurgence in form has prompted interest from Manchester City, who are reportedly offering in the region of £50million for his service, but Naldo is adamant his teammate should stay in Germany.
"The team has great confidence in him," Naldo told Bild. "This is also an important point for Kevin.
"He can do practically whatever he wants with us on the field. He has all the freedom. I do not know if he will get that if he goes anywhere else.
"Kevin makes the difference for us. We don't have a comparable player in the squad. If we were to lose him, it would be huge a loss of quality."