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Vincent Kompany signs new five-year deal at Manchester City

Skipper helped City to the Premier League title last season

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year deal with the Premier League champions.

The 28-year-old has joined Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in signing a new contract this summer.

“When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years but, for me, this is just the start of the journey,” Kompany told the club's official website.

“This team is stronger now than it’s ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together.

“Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup have been four of the best days of my life but I believe that there are many more of these occasions ahead.

“We have a common goal and so much to look forward to - a family of clubs, the opening of City Football Academy, exciting players coming through our youth system – why would I go anywhere else?”

Kompany led City to their first title since 1968

Since arriving from Bundesliga side Hamburg in 2008 as a holding midfielder, Kompany has developed into one of the best centre-backs in the world.

Kompany, who has played more than 240 matches for the club, has been selected to the PFA Team of the Year three times, and was named the Player of the Season in 2012 after leading City to their first English title since 1968.

His six years at the club have brought two titles, an FA Cup and the League Cup.