Man City stars including Ederson and Gabriel Jesus pay tribute to Kompany as he leaves for Anderlecht

MANCHESTER CITY stars including Ederson and Gabriel Jesus have paid tribute to Vincent Kompany after the Etihad legend announced he was leaving to become player-manager at Anderlecht.

Kompany, 33, delivered the shock statement he was departing City after 11 years less than 24 hours after leading them to the domestic Treble with victory in the FA Cup yesterday.

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It was such a pleasure to play by your side those two years, cap! Thanks for everything you have taught since day one. It was an honor to be in the field with you. City is going to miss you. Thanks, Kompany! #legend

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And his former team-mates have queued up to hail the defender's impact during his time in England.

Gabriel Jesus wrote on Instagram: "It was such a pleasure to play by your side those two years, cap!

"Thanks for everything you have taught since day one. It was an honour to be in the field with you.

"City is going to miss you. Thanks, Kompany! #legend."

Leroy Sane wrote: "Thank you Captain. Only the best for the future."

Danilo said: "Thank you @vincentkompany for show us the right way to really fight until the end and be resilient in every situation. Wish you all the best for your future! Legend."

'CITY WILL MISS YOU'

Ederson wrote: "Brother, it was a pleasure to be with you two years ago and to raise some trophies.

"Good luck in the new challenge, that life always smiles for you. The city will miss you."

In an open letter posted on his Facebook page, Kompany wrote: "I choose to be grateful for the past but remain ambitious and driven for the future.

"For the next three years, I will take up the role of Player-Manager of RSC Anderlecht.
Belgium’s finest.

"This may come as a surprise to you.

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Brother, it was a pleasure to be with you two years ago and to raise some trophies. good luck in the new challenge, that life always smiles for you. The city will miss you 💙 #

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Thank you @vincentkompany for show us the right way to really fight until the end and be resilient in every situation.Wish you all the best for your future! Legend 👊🏽

A post shared by Danilo (@daniluiz2) on May 19, 2019 at 7:37am PDT

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"It’s the most passionate yet rational decision I’ve ever made.

"As a footballer, I was born and raised at RSC Anderlecht. Since the age of 6, I have been one with that club.

"A history of 34 league titles, they are second to none."

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Thank you Captain 🙏🏾 Only the best for your future 🔥⚽🔥 #LS19 #inSané @vincentkompany

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