Vincent Kompany‘s decision to play for his country could derail Manchester City’s plans for world domination.
Kompany defied City manager Roberto Mancini when he appeared for Belgium on March 26 after two months out with a calf injury. It caused a conflict between the two, and a trio of leading European clubs are monitoring the situation in case the rift widens, according to the Telegraph.
“Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are all on alert following the public club-versus-country row between Mancini and his captain,” the report says. “The trio … are long-term admirers of the Belgian, rated among the best central defenders in the world, and they are prepared to explore whether Kompany’s recent fallout with Mancini has any long-term consequences.”
Kompany joins a growing list of City players who have run afoul of Mancini, but his case comes at an especially awkward time. City struggled through the winter months and has all but conceded this year’s Premier League title race to ...