Pep Guardiola has insisted he would like to have Vincent Kompany at his disposal for a more prolonged period. The defender has less than a year remaining in his contract.
The 32 years old has been at the club for almost a decade but persistent injuries have often marred his campaign. Despite his injury concerns the Belgian international is regarded amongst one of the most gifted players and has served the club whenever he is needed.
He has been limited to just two starts in the Premier League but with the fixtures cramping up the gaffer is expected to rotate his squad in the coming days. There haven’t been talks for a new contract but if the manager intervenes things could change.
On being asked if he wants the Sky Blues captain to extend his stay he answered, “Yes.
“That is my wish.”
“It’s incredible. He played the Carabao Cup like it’s the final of the Champions League. That means a lot to me.
“If he plays five minutes then they are going to be the best five minutes in his life. He is a good example for Phil Foden and the rest of our squad.
“Unfortunately in the past it was the injuries but I think in the last few months he’s feeling better.”