Vincent Kompany set to sign new one-year contract on reduced wages as Manchester City captain closes in on 12th season at the Etihad Stadium
- Vincent Kompany’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the season
- The Manchester City defender is likely to sign an extension to remain at the club
- Kompany is expected to agree a cut in wages in order to stay at the Etihad
- He has struggled with injuries this season, making only 14 appearances so far
- Kompany will have a testimonial in August involving his former team-mates
Vincent Kompany is likely to sign a contract extension at Manchester City, with growing confidence that he will prolong his stay into a 12th season.
Discussions have been ongoing with Kompany over a new one-year deal and all sides – including manager Pep Guardiola – want to thrash out terms.
The City captain is expected to agree a cut in wages, with a desire to remain at the Etihad Stadium trumping any financial implications of his injury record.
Vincent Kompany is expected to sign a new one-year contract to remain at Manchester City
Kompany has lifted seven major trophies with City, including last season’s Premier League title
KOMPANY AT CITY
Honours: Premier League (2011-12, 2013-14, 2017-18), FA Cup (2010-11), League Cup (2013-14, 2015-16, 2017-18)
Fitness issues have blighted Kompany throughout Guardiola’s time in charge but the central defender has continued to impress when called upon – most notably during last month’s win over Liverpool.
The 32-year-old has not featured since then, however, and has made only 14 appearances this season.
Kompany said that nobody is making ‘hasty decisions’ over his future, although there is an expectation that he will be at the club come next term.
Kompany has impressed during his 14 appearances this season, notably against Liverpool
The defender has struggled with injuries but Pep Guardiola wants him around next season
Kompany is currently in his testimonial year and donating all profits to the Tackle4MCR charity, which helps the area’s homeless and rough sleepers.
Last week’s gala dinner at the Hilton on Deansgate raised more than £200,000. The year will end with a testimonial match in August, for which Kompany hopes to invite back a collection of former team-mates.
The Belgium international has spoken about the potential of Nigel De Jong, Mario Balotelli and Pablo Zabaleta making returns.
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