Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has recently admitted the club consider extending the contract of the injury-prone captain Vincent Kompany.
The 32-year-old defender has been of the Citizens’ first signings after Abu Dhabi United Group’s takeover in 2008.
The former Anderlecht’s youth academy product has registered 256 top-flight outings for the reigning English champions, establishing himself as one of the most reliable Premier League centre-backs.
Although Kompany has been dealing with numerous injuries over the past couple of years, Guardiola has revealed Manchester City would like to retain their stalwart.
“We are considering it, we are talking about that,” he said. “I would like it. He’s our captain, 11 years here.
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“We saw in the last two games the huge quality and personality he has to play, the only problem with Vincent is one – his injury problems.”
“One against one absolutely we’re better when Vincent plays,” he added.
Kompany has returned to be the cornerstone of the Manchester City rearguard this season, kicking the out-of-form Nicolas Otamendi out from the starting eleven.
The ex-Hamburger SV man has picked up 14 appearances this term, as he seems to have finally managed to overcome his physical issues.