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Abu Dhabi's Man City hands captain new deal

Vincent Kompany rewarded for title victory with longest deal in club's recent history

Abu Dhabi's Man City hands captain new deal
Vincent Kompany parades the Barclays Premier League trophy in front of thousands of fans during their victory parade around the streets of Manchester on May 14. (Getty Images)

Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City has handed its captain Vincent Kompany a new six-year contract, the longest deal in the club’s recent history.

Led by Belgian international defender Kompany, City were crowned champions of England last season for the first time in 44 years.

After signing the deal on Thursday, Company said he wants to bring more success to the club.

“For me if you are good somewhere then there is no reason to look elsewhere,” the 26-year-old told the official club website.

“Man City as a project is not just a project of the owners or the people employed by the club; it is also my project.

“I have been here since the beginning and I have seen everything at the club change inside and out. I have the feeling that I have contributed to it too. It is good to know that I can be at City for another six years. It is a compliment that the club feels so highly of me.

“Hopefully in the future I will have a bigger impact than I already have. I am good here."

He said Sheikh Mansour's Man City project was "probably one of the most difficult projects in Europe to be part of" but added that "so far we have all done a good job even though a lot of people said it (success) wasn’t going to happen so quickly".

Kompany, who has more than 125 City starts to his credit since a move from Hamburg in 2008, said he was determined not to rest on laurels and only look forward.

“Our title win was amazing and one of the best feelings ever for us and the fans... We have laid the foundations and now we want to win more. If we do that then we can be one of the most successful clubs for a long time to come and that is the aim."

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan bought the Manchester club in 2008 and has invested nearly $1bn to help lead it to recent glories of the FA Cup and the Premier League title.

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