The 28-year-old Belgian centre-back arrived at the Etihad in 2008 and has now settled his plans for the foreseeable future after signing a new five-year contract worth a reported £31 million to remain with the Premier League champions.
As City skipper and manager Manuel Pellegrini’s most influential player, it will come as no surprise that the captain is aiming to win more titles following the Citizens’ title win last term. Just days before the start of the new campaign, kicking off this weekend, his signing on a new long-term contract can perhaps be considered one of the most important of the summer and will boost the whole squad heading to the new season.
“I’m not happy with one or two [titles]. I want more. I want to be able to look back in my career and say that I won four or five at City. It’s a tough ask, particularly when you know how difficult the league is. But it’s something I’m ready to fight for every day,” he explained.
“You won’t see me retiring happy if at the end of my career if I say I’ve only won two titles.”
Kompany has won two league titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Community Shield in his six years at the club but the main objective for Pellegrini and his squad this term will surely be to improve their standing in continental competitions, competing at the highest level in the Champions League.
For a footballer of Vincent Kompany’s calibre, that is the honour he will surely be most hopeful of getting his hands on in his career and, by signing to stay on at Manchester City, he has shown his faith that the club can go all the way amongst the continent’s elite.