Vincent Kompany confirms City exit


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Manchester City have confirmed captain Vincent Kompany will leave the club this summer after an 11-year stay at the Etihad Stadium.

The Belgium international is out of contract in July and he has decided to move on, with a number of Premier League clubs set to fight for his signature.

Kompany won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups during his time in Manchester.

He scored 20 goals in 360 games, including the memorable effort against Leicester this season to move City closer to the league title. Kompany helped City beat Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday and he has now confirmed his next move in an open letter on his Facebook page.

He said: “Countless of times have I imagined this day. After all, the end has felt nearby for so many years. “Man City has given me everything. I’ve tried to give back as much as I possibly could.

“The time has come for me to go now. 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.”

Kompany’s future is still up in the air but the former Hamburg man may still retire with City set to announce his next move in the coming days.

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