A 30-minute cameo off the bench against West Ham was enough to showcase his potential though to both fans and teammates.
“You can see what his qualities are,” Kompany told mancity.com.
“He’s got a silky touch, he’s a player who knows how to make key passes and I’m obviously very excited because I know how these kind of players can decide games and help you towards achieving great things.
“But it’s still pre-season for him. He’s a little bit behind on fitness probably, which is normal and we’ll need him at the right time.”