Manchester City’s contract with their captain will soon run out in the upcoming summer and their manager Pep Guardiola puts Vincents Kompany’s future in high doubt. The 32-year-old Belgian defender will have his contract expired in few months and still, there is no confirm news from the club’s side for a contract extension.
Vincent Kompany has already spent nearly a decade at the Etihad Stadium and proved himself as one of the flagship players under new owner Sheikh Mansour. He helped the side to secure three Premier League titles, a FA cup, two Community Shields, and three EFL Cups till now. However, the Sky Blues captain has made just nine appearances in this season so far.
Pep Guardiola previously revealed that the club already started talking about the new deal with Kompany. But now, he expressed that the injury issue should be taken into account. While talking about Vincents Kompany’s future, Manchester City manager said “I think it’s an issue we have to speak to with Vincent,” and added “We don’t have any doubts about his quality.”
He said “We miss him when he isn’t able to play, he is our captain and, on the field, he gives us something extra that few center-backs around the world can give us,” and added “He’s incredible, but the reality is in the last five years he has played very few games.” The manager then further said “That is the situation we will put on the table with the club. We will discuss it with his agent and work out what is the best solution for both.”
PEP 💬 I would like to (keep @vincentkompany at the Club).
He has something special in many, many things.
We need people for what they have done in the past to help the new players from the next generation. He helped us build the club we have now. pic.twitter.com/z1BDOFcojg
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 28, 2019
Pep Guardiola said “I would like to [keep him at the Club]. He has something special. Personality both on and off the pitch, he speaks six or seven languages so can communicate well.” He then also added “We need people for what they have done in the past to help the new players from the next generation. He helped us build the club we have now.”
He said “I don’t like clubs to say OK it’s done, go, but at the same time, there is one moment when it’s over. It’s not my decision, like him, like with Sergio [Aguero], David [Silva] always to be together with the club,” and added “I’ve spoken to him many times about the reality of how we can help. But it’s his decision with the club and his agent. I’m not involved, I just give my opinion.”