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Man City prepared to wait until end of season to discuss new deal with captain Vincent Kompany

Belgium star who has just celebrated ten years at the Etihad is out of contract in the summer but talks are on the back-burner

Manchester City are prepared to wait until the end of the season to discuss a new deal with Vincent Kompany.

The 32-year-old club captain celebrated ten years at the Etihad last week after his arrival for just £6million from Hamburg in 2008.

Stalwart defender Vincent Kompany was honoured for ten years at the Etihad as Premier League champions Man City beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday

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Stalwart defender Vincent Kompany was honoured for his ten years’ service at the Etihad as Premier League champions Man City beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday

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The Belgium defender is out of contract next summer, with talks on the back-burner as Pep Guardiola focuses on another Premier League title.

But City are not concerned about Kompany wanting to play for another English club, and will wait before thrashing out fresh terms.

There are still worries over his long-term injuries problems, but he is still seen as a vital leader of the squad, both on and off the pitch.

It is understood Kompany is willing to take a hefty cut on his £200,000-a-week wages and agree a new rolling 12-month extension.


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Belgium defender Vincent Kompany has been a popular figure with Man City fans and they showed their appreciation of his long service when they faced Newcastle over the weekend

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Belgium defender Vincent Kompany has been a popular figure with Man City fans and they showed their appreciation of his loyalty when they faced Newcastle

Vincent Kompany has had problems with injuries but Man City have suggested there will be no problems with a new contract next summer

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Vincent Kompany has had problems with injuries but a Man City source has suggested there will be no problems with sorting out a new contract next summer

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An Etihad source said: “There are no issues with Vinnie and everything is expected to happen when the season ends.

“There are no talks but that isn’t a problem at this stage. It’s going to be a similar situation to when Gary Neville was at United.

“He isn’t going anywhere, we know that. His injuries have been an issue but we know he has no intentions of hanging up his boots just yet.”

Defender Vincent Kompany, left, again skippered Pep Guardiolas men to the Premier League title last season

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Long-serving defender Vincent Kompany, left, again skippered Pep Guardiola’s men to the Premier League title last season

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Kompany is now due a testimonial at City for his service to the club, but that is not expected to happen until after he retires.

It is thought he will also take up an executive role with the City Football Group when his playing days are over.

Last year, the ex-Anderlecht ace graduated with a Masters of Business Administration degree in Manchester, finishing with a merit grade.


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