Sunday 21 October 2018

WATCH: Kevin De Bruyne's classy touch provides a golden moment for Irish kid Connor Ronan

Connor Ronan and Kevin de Bruyne battle for the ball and (inset) they swap jerseys
Connor Ronan and Kevin de Bruyne battle for the ball and (inset) they swap jerseys
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Young Ireland international Connor Ronan looked suitably surprised when Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne asked for his shirt following Tuesday night's Carabao Cup clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Ronan, 19, has made a strong impression in his breakthrough season with Championship promotion hopefuls Wolves and after the visitors lost a penalty shoot out against the Premier League title leaders, De Bruyne picked out Ronan for a very special post match moment.

English-born Ronan has been capped by Ireland with several underage teams, but this may have been the biggest stage he has played on so far and he will doubtless remember his exchange with De Bruyne for the rest of his career.

With the two teams making their way back to the dressing room, City's £55m winger picked out Ronan and handed him in shirt, before insisting he also wanted his in return.

The Irishman looked amazed that one of the biggest stars in the Premier League wanted his Wolves shirt, but it was a great gesture from De Bruyne that was picked up on City's 'behind the scenes' camera.

Scroll to 13 minutes and 40 seconds in this clip to see the moment:

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