Manchester City have met and paid the €65 million release clause for Athletic centre back , Aymeric Laporte, with the deal set to be completed on Tuesday.
Athletic have also confirmed the exit of Laporte, with City eager to unveil their January signing on Tuesday.
Laporte, 23, has also said farewell to his boyhood club: “So much to say with so few lines… I want to thank everybody for what you have given me. I arrived as an adolescent and I have been formed here as a person and as a footballer.
“I don’t want my exit, ahead of a new challenge in my career, to be a ‘goodbye’, but rather a ‘see you soon’. I am leaving a unique club, I will never forget it. For all of that, thank you!”