Vincent Kompany could be handed a lucrative testimonial next year after a decade of service at the Etihad.

Kompany in line for testimonial

Kompany in line for testimonial

The City skipper joined the club back in 2008 from Hamburg for £6.5million and club officials are planning to sit down to discuss whether the 31-year-old is open to the idea.

Kompany is fully-focused on playing for the Citizens and still has 18 months left on his present deal, so that could delay an official testimonial committee being arranged until the start of next season.

The Belgium defender has also been plagued by persistent fitness issues during the last two years and is again under the microscope of Pep Guardiola after another injury forced him off at half-time in Sunday's 2-1 derby day victory over Manchester United.

Kompany is an International Ambassador for SOS Children's Villages, which helps to improve the possibilities for children in Africa, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Such is his standing in the worldwide game, it is felt a charity game would be well-backed and allow City fans the chance to also pay tribute to their talisman, who is hoping to lift the Premier League trophy for a third time this season.