Pep Guardiola is hoping Vincent Kompany will extend his association with the club as his current contract expires at the end of the season.
Despite his persistent injury problems, Kompany has been one of the standout performers in the Premier League since his arrival back in 2008. Pep is a huge admirer of the player and the Belgian international has been pretty pivotal to his plans.
Kompany was handed the armband back in 2011 and since then has led the Sky Blues to three Premier League titles, three League cups and one FA Cup. The defender started six games this term and Guardiola insists he would like to see the player putting pen to paper on a new contract.
“I would like it.
“He is our captain, he has spent 11 years here.
“We saw with the last two games, his problem is that he can only play in one of them [Kompany was in the line-up against Liverpool last week but then sat out the FA Cup win over Rotherham].
“His only problem is his physical injuries.”
“Only (Aymeric) Laporte has a better left foot than Vincent,
“Every central defender has quality but no doubt Vincent is special.
“The charisma, the winning, it is incredible. He is one of the best central defenders I have ever seen.”