Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has said that Bernardo Silva has the credentials to become the club captain in the future. The Portuguese has been a top performer for the Citizens since arriving from AS Monaco in 2017 and he made the PFA Team of the Year this year after contributing seven goals and seven assists in the top-flight.
Speaking to RMC Sport, Kompany said that Silva has the leadership qualities within him and he deserves to become a future captain at the club, he quipped: “I say to him often you are 50% clown, 50% leader. When he becomes 25% clown, 75% leader he will become the captain of this team. He is so strong and to be honest there is nobody who deserves this title more.”
Silva had been in-and-out of the starting lineup during his first season with the Citizens but that has not been the case this term where he has been almost ever-present in the Premier League. Moreover, his performances have been regularly praised by manager Pep Guardiola and it won’t come as a surprise, if he is handed with the captaincy in the future.
Meanwhile, Kompany’s current deal with the Mancunian giants expires at the end of the season but the veteran is expected to pen an extension for the 2019/2020 campaign. The Belgian has been restricted to gametime due to muscular concerns but he has nonetheless made a crucial impact this season after bagging the stunning long-range winner against Leicester City.
The game against the Foxes appeared to be heading for a frustrating stalemate which would have ended the Citizens’ title hopes, but Kompany came forward with a belter of a strike to secure a slender 1-0 triumph. Pep Guardiola’s side successfully defended their title with a comfortable 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on the final day of the season.