Hansen wrote in the Telegraph: "Make no mistake, at £6 million, Vincent Kompany is arguably the best transfer market buy of all time. By leading Manchester City to the title this season, he has shown why he is on course to become the best defender of the Premier League era.
"The Manchester City captain has unquestionably been overlooked in missing out on the Professional Footballers' Association and Football Writers' Footballer of the Year awards this season because he has been unbelievably consistent.
"If I was still playing today and had to choose a defensive partner from those players, then you would go through the list of qualities to see which had all the attributes. You want pace, positional sense, strength in the air and ability on the deck and Kompany excels in all those departments."