Manchester City Transfer News: Vincent Kompany Signs New Six-Year Deal

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIJuly 26, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on April 30, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Manchester City have received a huge boost for the upcoming English Premier League season with captain and star defender Vincent Kompany agreeing to a new six-year deal with the club.

Kompany, who took home the Barclays Premier League Player of the Year last season, was delighted to commit long-term to the Citizens—believing that the Premier League champions have the potential to be a dominant force throughout England and Europe for many years to come.

According to The Sun, the 26-year-old said of his new deal:

"For me, if you are good somewhere, then there is no reason to look elsewhere. Manchester City as a project is not just a project of the owners or the people employed at the club—it is also my project.

"I have been here [at City] since the beginning and have seen everything at the club change inside and out. I have the feeling that I have contributed to it too.

"I have never denied that this can sometimes be the hardest team in the league of which to be captain—but like I said, I am all about responsibility and challenge.

"This Man City project was probably one of the most difficult projects in Europe to be part of and so far we have all done a good job even though a lot of people said it (success) wasn’t going to happen so quickly.

“I like the kind of characters that we have in our team. I like the challenges we have ahead of us. Now is the time to build the culture of winning we are in the right time — we are in the right moment..."

Kompany was one of four players from Manchester City's title-winning season included in the Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year last season.

The Belgian ace also hinted at the fact that he desired to win more titles at Manchester City—part of the reason behind the long extension in his contract, according to The Telegraph.

"Our title win was amazing and one of the best feelings ever for us and the fans. Now I just want to move on. I have travelled a lot this summer all over the world and our story has been a big story everywhere.

"We have laid the foundations and now we want to win more. If we do that then we can be one of the most successful clubs for a long time to come and that is the aim.

"Hopefully, in the future I will have a bigger impact than I already have. I am good here. The fans have given me an incredible reception which is one of the main reasons that I signed this new deal. I thrive on responsibility - the more I get, the more I perform; I am at the right club because I have built something here already—I can't wait to get started again.

"I am really excited about the season ahead..."

Kompany will lead the Citizens out onto the pitch for their opening match of the English Premier League against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on August 18.


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