The Serbian has joined the Italian giants on a permanent basis, with Roma paying City a £5.5 million fee to complete the deal. Kolarov spoke to City’s website about his departure, and he’s clearly very grateful to the Sky Blues for his seven years at the club:
“When I came in 2010, honestly, I didn’t expect to play so long. Today is the day I have to say goodbye. Everything was quick the last couple of days. For me, it’s a very sad day.
“In every part of the Club we have improved not 100 per cent but 200 per cent. Now we are a far better Club than what we were when I came. I am proud that I was part of making City the Club that it is.
“For me it was a great pleasure to play for this shirt.”
Thanks for everything, Kolarov! Good luck in Rome!