Yaya Toure has been a divisive figure at Manchester City over the last few years, but now that he is leaving the club, all the supporters are full of appreciation for the midfielder.
The Ivory Coast international has been a City player for the past eight years following his switch from Barcelona.
The 34-year-old has been involved in many important moments for the club, including three Premier League title wins, two League Cup triumphs and an FA Cup victory.
This season, though, the ageing midfielder has struggled to earn a place in Pep Guardiola’s side.
In fact, Toure has made just 14 appearances in all competitions this season, and not one of them included a start in the Premier League.
The midfielder has not avoided controversy since being at the club, and he famously threw a tantrum when City allegedly failed to mark his 31st birthday.
Despite the drama, Toure seems content to hand over the reins to the younger generation.
Yaya Touré says it's the right time to move on and "let the kids continue to take the responsibility". pic.twitter.com/mEFbMJFr1l
— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 6, 2018
Fans responded by posting emotional tweets.
— Kuya (@_Kuyaaa) May 6, 2018
— MCFC 1894 (@ManCityArmy1894) May 6, 2018
— MCFC Indianapolis (@Cityanapolis) May 6, 2018
8 years…thank you Yaya pic.twitter.com/KKgcVKoaT1
— GabrielJesus33i (@NI30THU) May 6, 2018
@YayaToure you are and always be a legend at Man City. Good luck to you in the future , you'll always be a blue 💙⚽💙⚽
— Jenny Lomax (@jennymc762) May 6, 2018
— Mark (Mr Bee) (@DiamondTimelord) May 6, 2018
We will miss you Yaya 🙌🏼
— Zack Poston (@zposton24) May 6, 2018
I’m not crying, you’re crying😢
— Daniel🦈🏆🏆 (@SolorzanoDan) May 6, 2018
Would love him to stay on in some capacity tbh
— Dirty Turk (@dario2739) May 6, 2018
Amazing player. On his day unstoppable. Like a bull, scored so many important goals for us. Tarnished his legacy initially with the stupid birthday cake fiasco and his stupid agent but i feel has redeemed himself in the eyes & minds of City fans. Thx Yaya for the great memories
— Charles Marcus MCFF (@CharlesMCanada) May 6, 2018