Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany will be leaving the English club this summer after the club’s domestic treble success in the just ended season.
Having joined the English club eleven years ago, Kompany who is the longest-serving player in the history of Manchester City has chosen a player-manager role at Belgian side Anderlecht, ahead of offers by the club to extend his stay in Manchester for an additional year. Reports suggest he foresees a future in management and prefers an early step in.
Kompany’s remarkable strike in City’s penultimate game of the season against Leicester proved the perfect signing off act as the skipper rounded off his 11-year involvement in English football on an impressive high as Man City won The football League Knockout Cup, The FA Cup and the Premier League in the just-ended season.
“As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go,” he said in a post on social media platform, Facebook. “And what a season to bow out. I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club”, he stated.