Man City to unveil statues of Kompany, Aguero and Silva

Manchester City are set to unveil statues of club legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva outside the Etihad Stadium this week – with Sergio Aguero set to be honoured in 2022.

Kompany departed the Citizens in the summer of 2019 after 10 years at the club.

He was one of the final signings made by City prior to their takeover by the Abu Dhabi Group in the summer of 2008.

The Belgian was appointed as club captain in the summer of 2011, and won a total of 12 trophies with City.

Four of those were Premier League titles. He also won two FA Cups.

Kompany won the club’s goal of the season award in 2018/19 for his stunning long-range half-volley against Leicester which effectively won that season’s league title.

Silva, meanwhile, joined City in the summer of 2010 shortly after featuring for Spain in the World Cup in South Africa.

He stayed at the club for 10 years, establishing himself as one of the best creative midfielders in the division in that time.

The Spaniard won 14 titles in all with City. He departed last summer upon the expiry of his contract.

Aguero signed for the Citizens from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.

He became the highest non-English scorer in the history of the Premier League, and City’s all-time top scorer. With City, Aguero won 15 trophies.

City announced on Monday that award-winning sculptor Andy Scott was commissioned to create the statues of the three players.

In a statement, the club said that Kompany and Silva’s statues will be installed outside the Etihad prior to the Arsenal fixture.

City chairman on new statues

City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “We are delighted with our choice of Andy to bring this project to life.

“His portfolio speaks to his expertise, and his contemporary approach, together with his chosen medium of industrial materials, made him the perfect fit to create artwork for Manchester City.

“Ultimately, Vincent and David do not need statues to enshrine their achievements at Manchester City over the past decade. They are already revered as icons of their generation.

“But what these artworks give us, and generations to come, is the opportunity to be reminded of, and savour, the truly magical moments created by both men.”

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