Kompany hails Tevez impact
Vincent Kompany has played down a lack of transfer activity at Manchester City and claims Carlos Tevez is like a new signing.
The City skipper has spoken out on the club's ongoing battle to bolster the squad before the transfer window slams shut in ten days' time, as boss Roberto Mancini is keen to impress in the Champions League and retain the Premier League title. Jack Rodwell's arrival from Everton aside, there have been no new additions to the set of players which ended last season on a high. Rivals Manchester United have spent heavily to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal, while Chelsea have drafted in several new faces, including Eden Hazard and Oscar, to their Champions League winning squad. However, Kompany feels that Argentinian hitman, Tevez, who spent a large chunk of last season away from the Etihad Stadium after a fall-out with the club, is almost like having a new face in the camp this term. "Carlos is recognised by everyone as one of the best strikers in the world," said Kompany. "People talk about new signings but having Carlos at his best level, which he wasn't last season because he was away for most of it, is just like one. "I still say we have improved."