Manchester City have announced that club captain Vincent Kompany has decided to leave Pep Guardiola’s side following 11 years of service to the club.
An announcement has been created a single day following the club secured an historic domestic treble, becoming the 1st ever male English side to do so following an emphatic six- win more than Watford in the FA Cup final on Sunday.
With the club securing the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup, it means Kompany in turn also becomes the 1st ever male captain in English football to realize the feat. A statement was released on the club’s official site, with the Belgian centre half claiming he felt the time was ideal to get in touch with an finish to his illustrious Citizens profession.
“As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out,” he stated.
“I really feel practically nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all these who supported me on a specific journey, at a incredibly specific club. I don’t forget the 1st day, as clear as I see the final. I don’t forget the boundless kindness I received from the people today of Manchester.
“I will under no circumstances neglect how all Man City supporters remained loyal to me in fantastic instances and in particular undesirable instances. Against the odds you have constantly backed me and inspired me to under no circumstances give up.
“Sheikh Mansour changed my life and that of all the City fans about the planet, for that I am forever grateful. A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of points, I come across that great.
The selection draws the curtain on a profession spanning 360 games in which he netted 20 instances. Moreover, for the duration of his 11-year keep in Manchester, the 33-year-old has lifted ten main trophies, which includes 4 Premier League titles and two FA Cups. A additional announcement on the defender’s subsequent step is set to be created shortly.