Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has committed his future to the Premier League Champions by signing a new contract.
The 28-year-old has proved to be an integral part of the squad since completing a £6 million switch from Hamburger SV in 2008, helping the Citizens lift two Premier League titles (2011/12, 2013/14), an FA Cup (2011) and a League Cup (2014).
And the Belgian, who has made 181 appearances for the City in the Premier League, says that he is aiming to win for more pieces of silverware with the club after inking a five-year deal.
"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," Kompany told the club's official website.
Kompany, who did not feature during his side's 3-0 loss to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield last Sunday, feels that City's success has been down to the squad becoming more mature and stronger in the last six years.
"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," he added. "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."
Finally the Belgian says that he chose to extend his stay at City due to the club's rapid growth and development in different areas over the last few years.
"We have a common goal and so much to look forward to -- a family of clubs, the opening of City Football Academy, exciting players coming through our youth system -- why would I go anywhere else?"
The 28-year-old has become the fourth player to extend his stay at the Etihad after Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva.
Meanwhile, Javi Garcia is reportedly set to leave Manchester City for Russian side Zenit St Petersburg for a reported £13 million, according to the Guardian.
The Spanish midfielder has failed to impress at the Etihad since his arrival from Benfica for a fee of £16m in the summer of 2012.
And now, with Manuel Pellegrini looking to offload some players and balance their cheque books in order to adhere to UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations, City have reportedly decided to offload Garcia, who has become surplus to requirement following the arrivals of Fernando, Frank Lampard and Eliaquim Mangala this summer.