Man City confirm star's exit

English Premier League

Manchester City have confirmed that club captain Vincent Kompany will be leaving the club.

The Belgian defender played his last game in the FA Cup final win over Watford on Saturday afternoon as the Citizens clinched the domestic treble.

Kompany will now bring his 11-year stay with the Manchester outfit to an end once his contract expires next month.

"There have been many important contributors to Manchester City’s renaissance, but arguably none are more important than Vincent Kompany.

"He defines the essence of the club. For a decade he has been the lifeblood, the soul, and beating heart of a supremely talented squad," City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak told the club's website.

"A booming voice in the dressing room yet a quiet and measured ambassador off it, Vincent can be as proud of himself as we are of him.

"I am not sure he expected to lift the Premier League trophy on four occasions during his captaincy but he will be remembered and revered whenever this period of unprecedented City success is spoken about by future generations.
"His leadership, intelligence and determination have seen him adapt brilliantly to playing under four different managers and overcome some debilitating injuries. He is a special character who has answered every demand the club has made of him.
"We now look forward to celebrating his testimonial match in September so that we can properly celebrate his City contribution. He will always be part of the City family."