Reports in England claim Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has his eyes on Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany. The French manager is willing to allow Alexis Sanchez leave if he gets the Belgian in return. Sanchez has not hidden his intention to leave the Emirates Stadium and there are rumours that Pep Guardiola could come for… Read more WENGER WANT KOMPANY FOR SANCHEZ
The 2016-17 season of the English Premier League was the debut season of Pep Guardiola as the head coach of Manchester City and the Spanish manager was able to push the English outfit to the 3rd spot of the top tier league. Even though finishing at a 3rd position is fairly impressive and can be… Read more PEP: WE ARE BETTER NOW
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has admitted to aging as he enters his tenth year at the Etihad. The 31-year old has missed numerous games in the last two years as he struggled with injuries. He happily admits that he is no longer the player that joined from Hamburg under Mark Hughes but that he… Read more KOMPANY ADMITS TO AGING
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany said that he has no problem to be considered as the favorite team to win the Premier League. He believes that this is a normal thing as you want to be the best team in the league. He said that they are being considered as favorite because they have the… Read more Kompany happy to be favorite
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly cooled his interest in Tottenham Hotspur and England golden boy Dele Alli. The former Barcelona manager is keen on reducing the average age of players at the Etihad. He chased out five senior players above 30, adding talented younger stars. Guardiola had named Alli, Danny Rose and Kyle… Read more GUARDIOLA COOLS INTEREST IN DELE ALLI
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has promised to exit the Belgium international side after the World Cup next year. He says he remains motivated ahead of the event in Russia but that he would not remain beyond the mundial. Kompany has suffered recurring injury concerns in the past few years that threaten his whole career.… Read more KOMPANY DECIDES TO LEAVE COUNTRY AND FOCUS ON CLUB
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany said that he is disappointed with the way his season has gone so far. He said that he did not expect to be out for so long and that this has affected him mentally. The Manchester City defender stated that it’s hard to watch the team play from the stand… Read more Kompany disappointed with season
Time is running out for the 30 year old Belgium defender of Manchester City, Vincent Kompany as the last competitive match that he played was on November 19 when his team faced off with Crystal Palace and it was during that game that Kompany sustained a knee injury which has kept him out of the… Read more Vincent Kompany is running against time
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is set to replace veteran defender and skipper Vincent Kompany as his injuries worsen.
The Sky Blues are amongst the latest club that are lining up to buy Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk. Reports say the Catalan boss is looking at making Virgil Kompany’s permanent replacement.
Guardiola signed John Stones from Everton for £50 million during the summer, but the Three Lions star has not had as much impact in the hear of the defence. Whilst City remain league title contenders, their chances are not as good with the superior performance by rivals. Hence, the need to reinforce when the transfer window reopens. Aside Van Dijk, City are keen on landing Euro 2016 winner William Carvalho, according to the Daily Mail.
Everton and Liverpool were the leading contenders to sign Van Dijk but it seems Etihad are willing to displace the clubs. Reports say the Citizens sent scouts to watch Van Dijk during the Premier League draw with Liverpool as they seek for a long-term replacement for Kompany. On the other hand, Carvalho would fill the void that would eventually be left by Yaya Toure’exit.
The boots of both City legends would be difficult to fill but Guardiola can only hope the additions make the anticipated impact. Both are fans’ favourites and would be difficult to replace. However, the replacements are necessary given the conditions of the players. Kompany has been injured for almost two and half years and it has affected City’s performance in the last two seasons, as the defence has been uncoordinated. According to Physioroom, the player has been injured for 878 days since his move in 2008. The Belgium international has suffered at least 37 injuries since .
Carvalho was key in the Euro final for Portugal and Guardiola can only hope he replicates such form in the Premier League.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that the veteran defender has a future at the Etihad as reports make the rounds that the Spaniard was set to axe the Belgium international when the season ends.
Injury troubles have affected the contributions of Kompany to the Sky Blues this term. The defender played 22 times for City last term but the injuries this season would make any manager uncomfortable.
“He has a contract. So of course,” Guardiola said when asked if the player has a future at the club.
“He was injured many times. We’re trying to give him faith to play,” the manager added, trying to hide his frustrations. The 30-year old player’s game time has seen a steady decline as the seasons come. He played 33 times in the 2014/15 season, four times fewer than the season before. The player has contributed a lot to the City squad since his move from Hamburg in the summer of 2008. His current deal is set to expire in 2019 but the spate of injuries might force City to trade him.
Alexander Kolarov has taken the place of the player in the current set-up. He replaced him in the game at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup. City lost the game by a lone striker from Juan Mata. Kompany made his second start of the season in the game but had to be replaced at half time as he said he was “tired.”
Kompany played a big role to the Premier League triumphs in 2012 and 2014 but the recurrent calf and shin injury worries might force him to end his man City run much earlier than he would want. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the situation would lead to a strain with Guardiola who is under pressure to perform in his first season in charge.