After the jubilation and delight of winning The FA Cup in the most emphatic of circumstances on Saturday with a 6-0 win over Watford, Manchester City fans were given a heartbreaking piece of news.
Club captain and longest serving player Vincent Kompany announced that he will be ending his 11 year stay in Manchester upon the expiry of his contract this summer, ending a sensational spell in the north west.
The 33 year-old arrived at the Etihad Stadium back in 2008 in the pre-Sheikh Mansour era as an unknown holding midfield, costing a rather modest £5m from Hamburg.
He leaves as a club legend and one of the greatest centre-halves the Premier League has ever seen, playing starring roles in City's 4 title wins alongside picking up 2x FA Cups and 4x League Cups.
Kompay's heroics on the pitch speak for themself and it's why the City fans have endeared to him so much, but what they're going to really miss is his leadership and impact in the dressing room and club as a whole.
As far as captains go you're going to struggle to find one as influential and passionate as Kompany. He lives and breathes Manchester City & Pep Guardiola has a massive job on his hands in attempting to replace one of the clubs greatest ever players.
City's record in the transfer market has been very impressive under the Spaniard but filling the Kompany filled void in his squad certainly looks like the toughest test so far and it could well prove to be a very expensive one.
We've taken a look at some of the names linked with a move to the Etihad and what they could bring to Guardiola's side. But who do you think they should sign? Let us know @FootyAccums!