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EPL: Kompany extends stay at Man City with new five-year deal

August 14, 2014 13:21 IST

EPL: Kompany extends stay at Man City with new five-year deal

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with the club, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday.

Kompany, 28, is the most successful captain in the club's history and penned the new deal to keep him at City until 2019.

"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," Kompany, who also captains Belgium, told the City website (www.mcfc.co.uk).

"Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup have been four of the best days of my life but I believe that there are many more of these occasions ahead."

Since moving to the Etihad Stadium from Hamburg SV six years ago, Kompany has established himself as an integral part of the City defence and one of the finest defenders in Europe.

He joins Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in agreeing a new contract at the big-spending club ahead of the new Premier League season.

City start their title defence at Newcastle United on Sunday.

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Image: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy in May
Photographs: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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Tottenham Hotspur have signed American defender DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders, the Premier League club said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Yedlin, 21, has signed a four-year contract with Spurs but will remain with the Sounders before moving to London for the start of the 2015-16 season.

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Seattle Sounders for the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin," Spurs said.

Yedlin has played seven times for the United States and was a member of the squad which reached the last 16 at this year's World Cup in Brazil under coach Juergen Klinsmann, a former Tottenham striker.

"I’m very excited to come to the Premier League & challenge myself against some of the best players in the world,” Yedlin said.

"I’ve talked to @J_Klinsmann a lot about this move and he supports it, which was one of the big reasons behind the decision.”


Image: Deindre Yedlin #17 of the Seattle Sounders FC
Photographs: Cooper Neill/Getty Images
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