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Man City’s Kompany pens new six-year deal


MANCHESTER — Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new six-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The 26-year-old Belgian international joined City from Hamburg in August 2008 and last season led the club to their first league title since 1968.

“For me, if you are good somewhere, then there is no reason to look elsewhere,” Kompany told the club’s website.

“Man City is not just a project of the owners or the people employed by the club — it is also my project.”

Kompany, who started out at Anderlecht before his switch to Germany, was bought by City during the tenure of the club’s former manager Mark Hughes.

His arrival came shortly before the takeover of City by Sheikh Mansour, which kick-started a spending spree at the club which transformed the Etihad outfit’s fortunes.

“I have been here since the beginning and I have seen everything at the club change inside and out,” added Kompany.

“I have the feeling that I have contributed to it too. It is good to know that I can be at City for another six years. It is a compliment that the club feels so highly of me.

“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. My family is happy and there are so many more trophies to win at this club — that is why it makes it so special.”

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