In the first part of an open letter to fans, the Belgian thanked everyone associated with the club for making his career a memorable one in England.
The Big captain won 10 titles with the Citizens and played a vital part in their transformation from being a mid-table Premier League side to a respected club globally. Signed from Hamburg in 2008, Vincent Kompany is one of the very few current crop of City players to have witnessed the incredible journey of Manchester City.
The FA Cup triumph against Watford will end up as his last game for City, and the impressive long-range strike against Leicester, his last goal for the club.
In the second part of the letter, he revealed that his boyhood club, Anderlecht, would be his next destination. Kompany will take the role of player/manager next season following conversation with the club's hierarchy.
Here are some of the best reactions to the open letter.
Premier League and FA cup Twitter accounts were quick to post the latest celebrations following City's domestic dominance.
Vincent Kompany's Manchester City career in numbers:
Several writers expressed their delight at watching him play and covering stories about Vinnie.
Even the writers of rivals couldn't resist congratulating him over his successful career as a Cityzen.
His leadership quality on and off the pitch was one of the most talked points following his big announcement.
Several of his team-mates posted about their experience playing with him and wished him the best.
Manchester City summed up everything with this gif which will certainly bring tears of joy and sadness to Cityzens around the globe.Published 19 May 2019, 21:40 IST