Belgium has again been a rock at the heart of the club’s defence this season.
Manchester City have received a massive boost with the news that captain Vincent Kompany has no intention of leaving the mega-rich Premier League club at the end of the season, says the Daily Mail.
The classy Belgium international has been linked of late with a possible big-money move to La Liga giants FC Barcelona this summer, despite the fact that the key centre back only put pen-to-paper on a new long-term six-year contract last year.
However, the 27-year-old has since come out to reassure the club’s fans that he will be part of City’s future plans for a long time to come, which will serve as a massive relief to both the supporters and head coach Roberto Mancini.
City surrendered their league championship crown to arch-rivals Manchester United on Monday night and one of the chief reasons for Mancini and Co’s limp Premier League title defence has been the crucial injury-enforced absence of Kompany at various stages throughout the campaign.
In fact, the points that City dropped when Kompany was out with first a hamstring injury in December and then a calf strain from January to March effectively cost the club the title.