According to reports in The Sun, Manchester City area ready to wait until the end of the season before deciding whether to offer Vincent Kompany a new contract, and West Ham United should make an audacious move to bring him to the London Stadium during the January transfer window.
Well, even though the Belgium international’s contract at the Etihad Stadium expires at the conclusion of the current campaign, The Sun says that Pep Guardiola isn’t willing to extend the 32-year-old’s deal until then.
Kompany celebrated 10 years with the Premier League holders last week, but Guardiola is fully focusing on retaining that title, with the club said to not be concerned about the centre-back potentially joining another English top-flight team.
The Sun adds that he would also be willing to take a hefty pay cut on his £200,000-a-week wages to remain with City, but it remains to be seen how much football he will play going forward given he has only started two of their four Premier League matches thus far.
Four defeats from four at the start of their league campaign has already meant that Manuel Pellegrini’s men are in danger of finding themselves in a relegation battle – especially with visits from Chelsea and Manchester United to come in the next couple of weeks.
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The east London outfit could clearly do with some defensive stability and a leader who can get them organised at the back, and there is no-one better to do exactly that than Kompany.
While the 32-year-old will obviouslyfind it a wrench to leave City, the chance to go and play regularly elsewhere and a new challenge could be tempting for him – especially if he links up with a manager he lifted the Premier League trophy previously.