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Guardiola Wants More Kompany

Guardiola Wants More Kompany

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants defender Vincent Kompany to sign a new contract at the club. The 32-year-old is set to have a testimonial next summer after spending 10 years at the club but his current deal runs out at the end of the season.

Kompany is no longer first choice and his history of injury problems is well documented, but, asked if he would like the Belgian still to be a City player next August, Guardiola replied: “Yes. That is my wish.”

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Kompany made his first City start for a month in the midweek Carabao Cup victory over Oxford, and Guardiola said: “It’s incredible. He played the Carabao Cup like it’s the final of the Champions League. That means a lot to me.

“If he plays five minutes then they are going to be the best five minutes in his life. He is a good example for Phil Foden and the rest of our squad.

“Unfortunately in the past it was the injuries but I think in the last few months he’s feeling better.”

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