Classy defender is one of the club’s most important players.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has once again reiterated that he has no desire to quit the Premier League giants at the end of the season, reports the Sun.
The in-demand Belgium international as been heavily linked of late with a possible big-money move to Spanish side FC Barcelona this summer, despite having only recently put pen to paper on a new bumper long-term contract at Eastlands that runs until 2018.
“I have no reason to go elsewhere,” Kompany is quoted as saying in the Sun.
“I am happy here, I have five years left and if you knew the plans for this team for the future … I consider that to be a real objective.”
And the 27-year-old centre back has also urged City team-mate Samir Nasri to carry on the eye-catching form that he has been displaying for the North-West outfit of late into the next campaign.
The 25-year-old France international has endured an up-and-down season for Roberto Mancini’s side, with some low points early on involving clashes with his Italian manager mixed with moments of brilliance in the second half of the campaign.
But it is those more recent episodes on the field of play that Kompany wants to see next season: “We are already preparing for next season and, if Samir can keep up this level of performance, we will really have an exceptional player.”