After eight and a half years with the Women's Super League club,Jill Scott will leave Manchester City this summer.

The England international will leave the club at the end of her contract.

Scott spent the last two seasons on loan at Villa and will look for a new club in the next campaign.

Scott told that she never thought she would be leaving Manchester City, but that she has had many amazing memories along the way.

I have had some great opportunities over the last couple of seasons, but I have always missed everyone here and that will be the case again this summer.

I remember sitting down and hearing the plans of what the Club were going to do, and I was so excited to be a part of that.

Looking back at what we've achieved in that time, I can't really believe it. I am eternally grateful that I have been surrounded by talented players and coaching staff who have helped me grow as a player.

I would like to say a huge thank you to our supporters, they have just been incredible, especially for me, and I feel as though we have built a special relationship over the years.

Aston Villa's Jill Scott during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match at the Bank's Stadium, Birmingham. Picture date: Sunday February 6, 2022.
Image: Jill Scott played on loan at Aston Villa in the second half of the season

I'm sure we'll stay in touch wherever my next step takes me and they know that they're always welcome for a coffee at City.

Scott joined Man City in late 2013 after seven years with the Toffees and continued to cement herself as one of the league's most talented players.

The 35-year-old leaves with an impressive trophy haul, including three Women's League Cups, three Women's FA Cups and one WSL title.

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She quickly became a popular figure within the women's game and beyond with her friendly and outgoing personality.

She will be honoured at a Manchester City Women home game next season for her contributions to the football club, with fans set to be able to show their appreciation with a special presentation.

It is an incredible achievement to have played 194 games for one club and to have made such a difference to the game as a whole.

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Highlights of the WSL match between Aston Villa and Birmingham.
Highlights of the Women's Super League match between Aston Villa and Birmingham

Her dedication and commitment to this Club both on and off the pitch is testament to her character and she leaves Manchester City with legend status and the gratitude of everybody here for her contributions.

Scott is the second long-serving player to leave the club this summer after Georgia Stanway.

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'Seeing the growth of the game makes me proud'

Jill Scott, England
Image: Jill Scott is also a seasoned England international

Scott has been involved in the promotion and growth of women's football since 2004, when she began her career with Sunderland Women.

Scott spoke to Sky Sports about her pride in being part of the growth of the game.

A big thank you has to go to the people who work behind the scenes. There will be more games on TV this season and that doesn't just happen - there is a lot of work and people pushing behind the scenes and we are the lucky ones who get to go on the pitch and enjoy a game.

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When I first started, I was travelling back and forth and now players are coming in, they get their breakfast, they are training full time and there is no excuse not to perform. The journey and growth of the game is something that makes me very proud.

I want us to hit the ground running with Manchester City, get some rhythm in our play, keep winning football matches and bring silverware to this club.

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This summer is almost over at Man City. Georgia Stanway had been at the club for seven years, while Scott had been there for eight and a half years.

It is not the most surprising announcement. Scott was vital for Man City earlier in the season when their squad was decimated by injury, but she has spent the last two years on loan.

Scott ended up playing at centre back for the first time and did well for someone who had never played there before. It showed how much she was trusted by the man who put her in that position.

She is a defensiveMidfielder that has changed the women's game and been there every step of the way. Scott has experience, leadership and the kind of infectious personality that draws people to her.

She is still operating at the highest level despite her inclusion in the Euros squad. They will get a superb player and person if she ends up next year. Here is to a new challenge.