Aymeric Laporte is very nearly a Manchester City player after the defender says his goodbyes to Athletic Bilbao.
The club have posted a farewell message from Laporte on Twitter amid reports that Manchester City have activated his release clause.
Laporte said: “So much to say with so few lines... I want to thank everybody for what you have given me. I arrived as an adolescent and I have been formed here as a person and as a footballer.
”I don’t want my exit, ahead of a new challenge in my career, to be a ‘goodbye’, but rather a ‘see you soon’. I am leaving a unique club, I will never forget it. For all of that, thank you!”
According to reports, Manchester City will officially announce his signing on Tuesday.