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Vincent Kompany is an absolute beast on the field for the Manchester City team. He’s not a force to be reckoned with and he has a very high value.

He’s a natural leader and he’ll be sure to have a job at the club, maybe at the boardroom level when his playing days are behind him. There’s no doubt that he has been one of Manchester City’s greatest captains.

Kompany signed with the Manchester City club back in 2008 when he left Hamburg back in 2008. However, Kompany is highly prone to injuries as the past has suggested. The club has spent over £140 million on centre backs alone since Kompany has been an established member of the club. The problem is, they haven’t been able to match the quality of the performance that Kompany brings to the team.

This summer however, whilst the rest of Europe is concentrating on watching the likes of favourites Germany and France duke it out at the Euros, City will be multiplying their efforts to find a potential replacement.

They have been linked with Aymeric Laporte, a 21 year old eccentric centre back for Athletic Bilbao. If Pep Guardiola needs someone who can clearly read the game without issue, this is the player he needs to be going after. He has an impressive track record thus far and has been impressing fans in La Liga.

They might also go for John Stones - an Everton player has the unique ability to engage the ball like few players do. Stones looks natural and comfortable on the field and he brings valuable defensive options to the table. There are rumours he would be keen to move to City.

One last option might be to bring back a player they already own - Jason Denayer. This 20 year old centre has spent the last two seasons on loan. First, he was an option for Celtic, and he followed that up with a great season for Galatasaray.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign a former Manchester City goalkeeper. Liverpool FC,are reportedly ready to swoop for Loris Karius. No deal has yet been agreed but the talks are ongoing and the Reds are confident of securing the services of the Germany Under-21s international.

The Reds Boss Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the 22-year-old, who has already clocked up some 91 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit.

Liverpool have had Karius watched extensively this season and Klopp believes the 6ft 3' shot-stopper is the ideal recruit to provide greater competition for Anfield No 1 Simon Mignolet. The Reds signed Adam Bogdan on a free transfer a year ago but the Hungary international is expected to leave the club this summer having struggled to impress.

Karius is no stranger to English football having spent two years in Manchester City’s youth ranks before leaving at the age of 17 in 2011. He returned to his homeland, progressed through the ranks at Mainz and has proved himself to be one of the most consistent keepers in the Bundesliga. This season he helped them secure Europa League qualification via a sixth-placed finish.

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