Manchester City were yesterday given a boost when midfielder David Silva agreed a new five year deal, following suit from Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov who had already signed new contracts. The club today confirmed captain and arguably the league’s most talented defender, Vincent Kompany, has also given his signature to a new five year contract.
This news will delight Man City fans who begin their Premier League title defence in earnest this Sunday against Newcastle United. The Belgian international told the club’s website: “When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years but, for me, this is just the start of the journey. This team is stronger now than it’s ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together.”
Kompany has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup since joining the club in August 2008 from German club Hamburg. He cost the Citizens around £6m upon joining but has paid that back and more since with 181 Premier League appearances and 11 goals too. He has a habit of notching goals with vital importance too, his most notable against fierce rivals Manchester United in 2012 that won the game and put the club ahead in the race for their first ever Premier League title.
Vincent Kompany as played at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, captaining Belgium and has 60 caps for his nation with 4 goals. The 28 year old will no doubt be a key figure once again this season and is a must for many fans’ fantasy league teams!
Man City fans, are you happy with the news?
By Gareth Thomas | August 13th, 2014