Emirates interested in determined Eastlands battler.
VINCENT KOMPANY is sweating on his Manchester City future leaving Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton all keeping tabs on his situation.
The 24-year-old Belgian star, who canplay either centre-back or as a holding midfielder, is concerned hisopportunities next season may be limited.
City continue to be linked with Benficas defensive star David Luiz andthat would spell bad news for Kompany if the 23-year-old Brazilian joined.
Kompany wants assurances from boss Roberto Mancini that hell be a regular starter,but that seems unlikely to happen with the Italian wanting to promote agroup rather than have a clear-cut first team.
The versatile Belgian star doesnt want to become a bit-part player andthats alerted Arsene Wenger and Roy Hodgson who are both looking fordefensive reinforcements.
David Moyes would be interested, too, if Arsenal and Tottenham follow-upreported interest in Phil Jagielka. Kompany cost s6million when hesigned from Hamburg two years ago.
He would prefer to stay at Eastlands but fears for his long-term City future. (Sunday People)
Manchester City it seems have far too many options when it comes to defensive midfielders and may well have to offload Vincent Kompany, who would surely be a player that Arsenal would welcome to the Emirates? Roberto Mancini has the likes of Nigel De Jong, Patrick Vieira and now Yaya Toure to choose from, leaving the Belgian international having to think about what part he will play in the forthcoming season.
Arsene Wenger has been looking for experienced players to help beef up his defensive line but could also be after a player to help provide cover for the defensive midfield slot, which Alex Song has moved into nicely over the past 18 months.
Vincent Kompany has shown great potential during his stint at Eastlands and for a 24 year old he has a good grounding of experience both in the Premier League and in Europe. The powerfully built former Anderlecht and Hamburg man could be available for as little as £8m as Mancini tries to trim his squad before the new season and at that price he would surely be an ideal target for Wenger to make a move for?
Kompany’s adaptability would be of great use to the north London club who have lost three experienced defenders this summer and are already quite heavily reliant on their youthful contingent.