Argentina striker Sergio Aguero said on Monday he was ’proud’ of Manchester City after announcing his departure when his contract runs out this July.
Aguero joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has 257 goals in 384 games since, making him their record goal-scorer.
He scored the dramatic winning goal as they edged local rivals Manchester United to the 2012 Premier League.
“When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise,” he posted on social media.
“A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole ten seasons – unusual for a professional player this day and age.
“I will continue to give it my utmost for the rest of the season to win more titles and bring more joy to the fans,” he added.
In a club statement, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said he would reserve any farewell speeches until Aguero leaves, but revealed he had commissioned a statue of the striker.