The English player completed his transfer from Leeds United to English champions Manchester. The 26-year-old was unveiled today and will wear the number 4 jersey previously worn by Vincent Kompany. The former Leeds United player becomes City’s third signing this summer.
In his emotional fair well letter to Leeds United, thanked Leeds United managers and fans for the privilege he was granted.
DEAR LEEDS UNITED,
MY HOME AND MY TEAM
Where do I start?
First of all, I would like to express how much of a privilege it has been to play for this amazing club Making my debut at 17 has been a journey any Leeds lad could wish for.
When I was young, I went to see my first ever Leeds game at ER and from that moment I knew that my dream was to put on that white shirt and walk out on that pitch.
I’d like to thank everyone involved at the club for making Leeds one of the best clubs on earth. Every manager I have played under for showing trust in me and teaching me all I know.
I’d like to thank Andrea, Victor, and Angus for helping to bring this club back to where it truly belongs. You guys are a major reason why our club is where it is today and where it will go in the future.
I cannot mention Leeds without mentioning one special person -Marcelo. The best manager I have ever come across. He was a man that gave me the club life, he gave the players and everyone involved in the club belief that we were good enough to return to the premier league after 16 years. Not only did you give that club everything but you also gave me everything I needed to become the person I am today on and off the field.
And now to Jesse, what an unbelievable manager you are, but what an even better person. You came into this club and gave every single player confidence and belief in a very difficult season and that’s what kept us in the league. From the bottom of my heart thank you.
To all my teammates from my debut to my last game thank you for helping a Leeds lad achieve his dream. I wish everyone all the best in the future and for the next season.
Over the last 4 years, I and you boys have shared so many memories, from missing out in the playoffs to getting promoted and then surviving relegation last season. you lads are an unbelievable set of boys that deserve everything.
And finally, to my family, the fans! I hope you guys understand my decision and will accept that I only want to chase my dreams and test myself against and with the best teams and best players on the planet. As a young kid I had so many dreams and still do…..but playing for you was the one I will never forget.
You are the best fans in the world.
Good luck to everyone involved with Leeds United.
I love you all and will miss you.
Never goodbye. I will see you soon.MOT!