Manchester City supporters have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their side ease into the fourth round of the FA Cup at the weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s men went into their encounter with Championship outfit Rotherham United at the Etihad Stadium off the back of a 2-1 success over Liverpool in the Premier League a few days earlier, and thus full of confidence ahead of the visit of the second tier side on Sunday. And the Citizens produced another excellent display to sweep aside Paul Warne’s Millers 7-0 at the weekend, with goals from Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi, and Leroy Sane, as well as an own goal from Semi Ajayi, securing a comprehensive victory for the North West outfit.
As such, there have been many thrilled City fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by recent reports suggesting that their club are in talks with captain Vincent Kompany over an extension to his current Citizens contract.
It was all the way back in 2008 in which City spent £7.65 million (as per Transfermarkt) on the 32-year-old, with the Belgium international going on to become a legend at the Etihad Stadium to underline that that deal was the best £7.65 million the club have ever spent.
Ultimately, Kompany was originally signed as a midfielder back in 2008 at the tender age of 22, with manager-at-the-time Mark Hughes seeking to improve his squad ahead of the 2008/09 season after taking over from Sven Goran-Eriksson at the Etihad Stadium.
And what a signing the 32-year-old has proven to be in the last ten years in becoming a stalwart in the new era of the club, helping the side win three Premier League titles as well as a whole host of domestic honours to become one of the best teams in the country.
And during that time, Kompany has not only proven to be a great leader both on and indeed off the pitch, but the centre back has easily shown to be one of the best defenders in world football during his time in the North West – there was a time that, without Kompany, City’s defence was not half as effective as it was with him in the team.
And while new boss Guardiola has brought in the likes of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte to prepare for life after the 32-year-old, Kompany still remains at hugely integral part of this City side – he was once again very impressive against Liverpool last week to suggest that the least he deserves is a new deal with the Citizens.
And to have lured him away from Anderlecht for a paltry £7.65 million back in 2008 is looking like one of the bargains of the last few decades, with it very much proving to be the best £7.65 million City have ever spent.
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