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Kompany pens new long-term deal

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Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, has signed a new six-year deal with the Premier League champions.

 

The Belgium international was instrumental in City winning their first league title for 44 years and the deal, reportedly worth £34million, is seen as a reward for his exceptional form.

 

Roberto Mancini’s side were crowned champions in dramatic style in the dying seconds of last season and the 26-year-old defender said it was an historic moment, as well as being the pinnacle of his time with City since signing from Hamburg in 2008.

 

“Our title win was amazing and one of the best feelings ever for us and the fans,” he told the club’s official website.

 

“That last game against QPR will be a very special part of City’s history for the next 50 or 100 years but now is the time to look forward.”

 

Kompany is not about to rest on his laurels and claimed his only focus in on adding more silverware to the Premier League and FA Cup victory in 2011.

 

“We have laid the foundations and now we want to win more,” he added.

 

“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.

 

“I can’t wait to get started again. I am really excited about the season ahead.”

 

The length of contract he has been given is a testament to how highly he is regarded at the Etihad Stadium, it being the longest contract the club have handed out for many years.

 

City’s title defence gets under way at home to Southampton on Sunday, August 19.

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