Manchester City and the Belgium national team captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract at Manchester City, as the Etihad club plans to build a side that can dominate the Premier and Champions Leagues.
The Belgian has effectively committed the rest of his top-flight career to the Premier League champions after putting pen to paper on an extension worth £200,000 – or £60m over the length of the new deal.
The 28 year-old Blues captain will be 33 years-old when the new contract runs out in 2019 and joins Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in signing along the dotted line for the league title holders.
Kompany told mcfc.co.uk, "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.
"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."
With Kompany as their captain, City won their first league title in 44 years when they claimed the Premier League in 2012, and also won the FA Cup and League Cup before regaining the league title last season.
Signed by former manager Mark Hughes, the defender is the second big name to be tied down by Manuel Pellegrini in as many days, after Spaniard Silva also signed a five-year contract.