26/07/2012 05:36 BST

Vincent Kompany Signs Six-Year Contract With Manchester City (PICTURES)

Vincent Kompany has signed a six-year contract with Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Citizens' captain was imperious last season as he led the club to their first league title in 44 years, and has now been rewarded with the longest deal handed out in the club's history.

The Belgian told the club website:

“For me if you are good somewhere then there is no reason to look elsewhere.

“Man City as a project is not just a project of the owners or the people employed by the club; it is also my project.

“I have been here since the beginning and I have seen everything at the club change inside and out. I have the feeling that I have contributed to it too. It is good to know that I can be at City for another six years. It is a compliment that the club feels so highly of me.

“Hopefully in the future I will have a bigger impact than I already have. I am good here. The fans have given me an incredible reception which is one of the main reasons that I signed this new deal. My family is happy and there are so many more trophies to win at this club that is why it makes it so special."

Vincent Kompany

Kompany, 26, was signed by Mark Hughes in 2008 for just £6m and has made 169 appearances for the club, scoring six goals.

His most memorable and crucial strike though was his winner in last season's Manchester derby. His header shortly before half-time enabled City to leapfrog United at the top of the table with just two games remaining.

Alongside Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini, Kompany was voted in at centre-back in the Premier League Team of the Year and he was also named Barclay's Player of the Season.