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'It's impossible to replace Vinny' - How Kompany set the standard at Man City

The Belgian has announced that he will leave Manchester City this summer after helping to transform the club into an English football powerhouse

“The time has come for me to go now”.

And with that, he was indeed gone. Vincent Kompany, after 11 years as a Manchester City player, has left the club less than 24 hours after helping to guide them to an historic English treble.

“A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of things,” he said in the statement announcing his somewhat surprising departure. “I find that awesome.