Manchester City latest: Kompany on summer signings; Dzeko on criticism

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been speaking about the club’s summer spending and his own reason for penning a new deal.

While many have questioned if the Blues can continue to sign big-name players given the financial restrictions now in place, Kompany believes fans will still be seeing plenty of new arrivals in the years to come.

In an interview with France Football that was later picked up by the Manchester Evening News, Kompany said, “The summer reinforcements? People should see that as logical for a team like us, to get reinforcements every year.”

And having signed a new long-term deal at the club, the City skipper revealed that something else was more important than his own action.

“To me the most important thing was not that I signed, but that I saw David Silva, Samir Nasri, Aleksandar Kolarov and Yaya Toure doing the same,” he said.

“That was a strong signal. All of those players could play for the top teams in the world, but they have decided to show faith in City and the project at the club.”

In other news, Edin Dzeko has been speaking about the criticism he faces at times.

In an interview published by the MEN, the Bosnia striker said, “I am always prepared for criticism. And I am aware when I play football and of course I suffer criticism that is well-intentioned.

“Sometimes however it crosses the line of good taste and terms and statements begin to be used that have no connection with the truth and that really disturbs me.”

Dzeko will be hoping to continue his fine form from the title-winning campaign into the new season, and with Alvaro Negredo no longer at the club it will be up to Dzeko and his fellow front-men to ensure the Spaniard is not missed.

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