Manchester - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been handed a new
six-year contract, in one of the longest deals the club has made in its
The 26-year-old Belgian defender, who steered the
Sky Blues to their first top flight title in 44 years last season, will
now stay at the northwest club into his thirties, a statement on the
side's official website mcfc.co.uk said on Thursday.
"For me if
you are good somewhere then there is no reason to look elsewhere,"
Kompany said. "Man City as a project is not just a project of the owners
or the people employed by the club; it is also my project.
have been here since the beginning and I have seen everything at the
club change inside and out. 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
"It is a compliment that the club feels so highly of me."
a former Anderlecht and Hamburg player, said he was hoping to make even
more of an impact in years to come and was relishing the challenge of
leading the club to even greater success.
The respected and
erudite Belgian international moved to City from Hamburg in 2008 and has
played more than 125 times for the Manchester side.