What can be described as an absurd transfer news, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer.
“Belgian reports suggest that Man City skipper Vincent Kompany and boss Roberto Mancini have fallen out over the centre-back’s commitment to his national team.
SportWereld claims that Mancini’s comments over Kompany’s inclusion in a recent World Cup qualifier have angered Kompany and could lead to the talented centre-back looking to leave the Etihad Stadium.”
The report also states that Kompany has blamed his slow recovery from injury to Manchester City’s physio team and it was a similar ‘Club vs. Country’ tussle that led to the 26-year-old’s departure from Hamburg in 2008.
Nonetheless, Kompany is City’s leader, most valuable defender and in the past, has also spoken about his desire to remain at the club for a long time.
Hence, although Roberto Mancini’s comments on Kompany’s inclusion for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier last month could have angered the player, it is heavily unlikely that it will compel the former Anderlecht youngster to leave the blue side of Manchester altogether.
Moreover, with Mancini likely to see his side lose out on the league title this season and considering the humiliation in Europe, there are more chances of the Italian leaving City rather than Kompany.
However, if the rumor does come out to be true, there will be numerous European sides wanting the signature of Kompany, including Spanish giants FC Barcelona. The Catalans were linked with the defender last summer and will surely be tempted to bid for Kompany if the latter decides to dump the Sky Blues.
In other news, striker Carlos Tevez has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance at the Macclesfield Magistrates' Court.