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Thank You Nicolas Otamendi

Argentine defender leaves after a successful spell at the Etihad.

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Thank you, Nicolas Otamendi.

The defender expressed his gratitude to Manchester City as he revealed he will always support the Club where he made so many happy memories.

The Argentine has opted to leave his five year stay at the Etihad Stadium to enter a new challenge with Portuguese giants Benfica, but says he hopes City continue to enjoy the success he has experienced during his time in Manchester.

On his final interview with Man City he said-

“They were five wonderful years, not just in a footballing sense, but also at a club where they treat you in the best way possible, from the chefs to the kitmen, through to the backroom staff,” he told

“I’ve had the opportunity to win two Premier Leagues, to win the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and the Community Shield. If you win titles it is because you are doing things well, and so I’m happy to have enjoyed these moments, and more than grateful.

“I was lucky enough since the first year I arrived to win a trophy, and later with the arrival of Pep to win even more. I am just happy to have played my part, with the support of my teammates and the staff.

“I [also] wanted to show my gratitude [to the fans]. Since my arrival they have always treated me well, from the people who bump into me in a service station or in a supermarket, they have always been so kind, saying nice things to me.

“I hope they are happy; I gave everything I could to the club, and I hope the success keeps coming. I send all my love to the fans.”

“Very good,” he said when asked for his thoughts on the Club’s prospects.

“I can see how hungry they are to win, even when things don’t go exactly to plan, they are fighters, and fantastic people outside the pitch, and I see everything going well here.

“New people are arriving, who are just as hungry to win, and we hope that they can do that.

“Wherever I am, I will always support the club and my teammates, so hopefully the successes will continue.”

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After arriving in the summer of 2015, he made strides as a defender and key player. His role in multiple Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shields triumphs will not be forgotten.

Thank you, Nico Otamendi!