Brahim Diaz
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Brahim Diaz of Manchester City arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road on September 16, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Brahim Diaz has written an open letter to Manchester City following the completion of his £16million move to Real Madrid on Sunday.

The Spain youth international posted this letter on his official Twitter account, thanking the Premier League club for his time at the Etihad Stadium.

“I was only a kid when I first came to England,” he wrote.

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“They showed me the training ground at Platt Lane, I was told about the long-term plans for the club and that day I trained as a Manchester City player for the first time in my life. I arrived to the city with my parents, Sufiel and Patricia, and my three sisters: Zaira, Idaira and Dunia. The fourth, Irina, was born a few months later. We couldn’t speak any English in my family.”

“But language is not a problem in football. Today, I close a chapter of my life and I say goodbye to Manchester City, the club where I have grown. I came here being a kid and now I am a professional footballer.”

“Thank you to all the managers in the club, from the academy to the first team, for believing in me because they taught me not only to be a better player but a better person. Thank you to all the backroom staff and the medical services.”

“Thank you to everyone involved in the offices working to make this club improve every day. Thank you to my teammates. And thank you, of course, to every single one Manchester City supporter. I will never forget having my name chanted from the stands the night we beat Fulham in the League Cup.”

“All the best.”