‘It’s massive for us!’ – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany hails Raheem Sterling signing

first_img Raheem Sterling 1 Vincent Kompany believes the signing of Raheem Sterling can help deliver Manchester City trophies.Sterling joined up with his new City team-mates on their pre-season tour of Australia on Thursday, after completing his big-money move to the Etihad from Liverpool two days earlier.The 20-year-old’s transfer, which could be worth up to £49million, has been hailed as very important by Kompany, as City look to bounce back from a disappointing defence of the Premier League title last season.“It’s massive for us,” he told City’s official website.“The biggest thing is that you’ve seen Sterling, especially the way he played the season before last, and he was one of the main reasons, along with (Luis) Suarez, that Liverpool played so well.“It became more difficult for them when Suarez left but what you will find is that he will have this kind of structure at City already – I mean, we’ve got Kun (Sergio Aguero) up front, we’ve got (Wilfried) Bony, we’ve got so many players who will be able to link up with him, we will be able to make him better as well.“We have great quality in the team but you can’t compete nowadays if you don’t improve every year.“Other teams improve, we need to improve and getting him puts us one step closer to being this team which can win trophies again – it’s very important for us.”As an opponent, Kompany found Sterling’s willing nature one of his biggest attributes.“He’s quick, he’s very unpredictable; he’s shown that he has especially great determination,” Kompany added.“You play against so many players with great quality but it’s the fact that he’s always willing to put in the extra yard.“That makes it that extra bit difficult when you have a player with quality who is not shy to run and put his body on the line – that’s a special player.”last_img

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