The former English Premier League footballer believes the Belgian was an integral part of the club in the last eleven years.
After 11 years with Manchester City, captain Vincent Kompany has said goodbye to the Citizens.
And former Premier League footballer Shaun Goater says the Belgian is the DNA of the current English champions.
“What a way to bow out, what he’s done for the club,” the former Bermuda striker told Sky Sports.
“He is the DNA of the club. I’m so proud for him to have to be captain, him leading the club, everything he’s done for the club. Couldn’t speak highly enough of him.”
“He’s evolved as a player. He was a holding midfielder then evolved into a world-class center-back. A brilliant player. You still see the midfield assets of his when he drives forward from the defensive third,” he explained.
“He’s a brilliant player. It’s slightly sad news on a great day because for me he still has so much to offer around the club for young players coming through.”
“I’d like to think there’s some sort of ambassadorial role for him because he’s absolutely brilliant for the club,” he added.