Vincent Kompany has announced that he will be leaving Manchester City this summer.
Having joined the club from Hamburg back in 2008 for the bargain price of around £6m, he has since gone on to become one of the finest defenders in the clubs history.
He has been involved in all four of Man City’s Premier League title-winning campaign’s, taking a central role in this year’s success when he netted that thunderous strike into the top corner of Leicester City’s goal in the penultimate game of the season.
His last act in a Manchester City shirt was lifting the FA Cup for the second time on Saturday evening as the Citizens hammered Watford 6-0 to complete an unprecedented domestic treble.
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With City set to parade their trio of trophies around Manchester on Monday, Kompany has announced that he has decided to leave the club after 11 highly successful years.
“The time has come for me to go now,” he said in an open letter on Facebook.
“As overwhelming as it is, I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club.
“I remember the first day, as clear as I see the last. I remember the boundless kindness I received from the people of Manchester.
“I will never forget how all Man City supporters remained loyal to me in good times and especially bad times. Against the odds, you have always backed me and inspired me to never give up.”