Stoke City defender Marc Muniesa has moved to Girona on a three-year deal.
The fan favourite moved to the Potters on a free from Barcelona in 2013 and has gone on to make 57 league appearances, scoring one goal.
The 26-year-old struggled with injuries during his time at the Britannia, but that didn’t stop him becoming a popular figure among the fans.
The central defender spent last season on loan at his hometown club Girona and now he has made the move to La Liga permanent for an undisclosed fee.
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The Spaniard posted a heartfelt message on Twitter saying “Once a potter always a potter” and thanking the club and the fans for all their support.
Stoke City fans have been reacting to the news on social media that Muniesa has left the club, with supporters understanding it was time for him to move on, but sad that a popular figure has departed.
I wish you the absolute best Marc.
M-m-m-marc Muniesaaaaa he played for City with Bojan and Moha do do do do dooooo. Well hopefully see you down the ground watching a game or 2 whenever you can.
We’ll be with you ?⚪?⚪
— Gaz Hall ??????? (@GazHall8) June 27, 2018
It was coming buy you can’t help but feel sad that it’s official ? One player who has always stayed connected with the fans both on and off the pitch even not playing as much as he would have liked. Thanks for being you Marc! I’m sure your song will still be belted out ?⚽?
— ⚽️???????LeanneSCFC ???????⚽ (@Leannewilliams1) June 27, 2018
Best of luck Muni! Always a Potter! ?⚪️
— Potter Gem (@pottergemz) June 27, 2018
All the best Marc, been an honour to have you at the club. Hope to see you in the future good luck. ??
— Karl Podmore (@poddy_8) June 27, 2018
Best of Luck Muni. Absolutely top class guy. Will always smile when I remember you and your relationship with us fans. Wish you every success with whatever you do in your life. And you’ll be welcomed back any time! ????
— Stokie’73 ?⚪️?⚪️ (@potter2207) June 27, 2018
It was a privilege to have had you play for us muni, was hoping you would be back under new boss but the very best of luck mate we will never forget you #legend
— ian holmes (@ianhomzy1) June 28, 2018
All the best muni true stokealona ledgend
— Kenneth Blakeley (@KennethBlakeley) June 28, 2018
Absolutely gutted ? A rare player with the heart and soul of @stokecity You will be truly missed, all the best for the future Muni
— Pete (@halls_pete) June 27, 2018