Manchester city defender Vincent Kompany has revealed that he came close to leaving the Premier league outfit for the Spanish club Barcelona. However, the interest came along time ago that Kompany does not have good memory of it. He says that he is committed to staying at City for a long time. The Belgian international is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. His leadership qualities have helped City win the Premier League title twice in the last three years. Going into the new Premier league campaign, Kompany is once again expected to be the important player for City at the back.
The 28-year-old has the best years ahead of him and he feels that he can win a lot of titles with Manchester City. Despite being found guilty of breaching the FFP regulations, City would be allowed to spend more than £ 40 million in the upcoming transfer window. They are expected to bring in a new central defender to partner Kompany. Last season, this was one of the problematic positions for manager Manuel Pellegrini, who resorted to using backup Martin Demichelis in this position. The much anticipated exit of Joleon Lescott in the next few weeks will allow City to sign a new central defender.
“I’ve been close a few times to signing for [Barcelona], there was contact. But in recent times, I can officially assure you there has not been anything that I know of. I have a current contract with Manchester City, I am very comfortable. We have won the Premier League, we have a serious and attractive project. It is not in my plans to leave the team,” said the defender. This is likely to unsettle City slightly given that they will be aware of Barcelona’s need for a new central defender.