Vincent Kompany's main focus right now is attempting to help Manchester City cement their place at the top of the English Premier League this weekend with a win over arch-rivals Manchester United.
Despite the attention such a high-profile fixture demands, however, the Belgian defender has, this week, allowed himself to contemplate life beyond Sunday afternoon - and, indeed, beyond his time with Man City.
In comments that are likely to concern and surprise City fans in equal measure, Kompany has today talked up the idea of moving to MLS when his current contract with the Citizens expire.
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Speaking to NBC Sports' Joe Prince-Wright, the centre back said of MLS:
"I think it is a fun league to be in so I wouldn't be surprised to go over there when my contract comes to an end at City."
Kompany's current deal runs until July 2018, so the thought of losing their talismanic captain isn't an immediate concern for City fans. But, with Kompany still only 29-years-old, many would assume he would still be a key part of the club's plans in two-and-a-half-year's time.
The defender, though, admitted that Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard's recent moves to the US have highlighted a potential career path for others:
"It has been crazy since they [Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard] have moved over because MLS is always on.
"You get to see so much of MLS now, so it’s actually becoming quite a relevant league to people over here."
And, with Man City having such close ties to MLS franchise NYCFC, it wouldn't be hard to find a suitor.
Looking ahead to 2018, it is impossible to tell whether Kompany would be in a position where he'd have to move on from Man City.
Right now, though, his role couldn't be more vital - last year's EPL runners up are yet to concede a goal in the league this season with Kompany on the field.
City fans: Do you still think Kompany will be good enough in 2018? Have your say in the comments below...
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