Vincent Kompany may be forced to accept a reduction on his present £190,000-per-week wages to continue playing at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola has confirmed he would like the Manchester City skipper to remain a part of his squad next season, with the veteran’s deal up this summer.
Kompany is now in his eleventh year with the Citizens but has no intention of hanging up his boots, despite suggestions there is already a future executive role waiting for him as part of the club’s wider City Football Group.
However, the Belgium international remains one of the highest earners on the City payroll and the 32-year-old veteran will have to be pragmatic over new financial terms. It’s understood a new 12-month rolling review option, with more money linked into bonuses for appearances and silverware, is likely to be suggested by his club.
Kompany remains an important talisman on the field for the Manchester giants, recently turning in a commanding display in the huge victory over Premier League title rivals Liverpool.
Guardiola, though, was also quick to point out his poor injury record in recent seasons and the City legend knows he is now behind John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Nicolas Otamendi in the central defensive pecking order, suggesting both sides of the negotiations know exactly where they stand. Kompany joined City from Hamburg for £6m back in 2008 and has made a total of 329 appearances despite the fitness issues, winning three Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup and two Community Shields during that time.