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Stankovic bids fond farewell to Inter

6 July 2013 14:45

Dejan Stankovic has bid an emotional farewell to Inter as he brings his nine-year association with the club to an end.

The 34-year-old is set to depart San Siro following the expiry of his contract last month, though he has yet to reveal his next move despite links with Fiorentina and a switch to Major League Soccer.

But, prior to announcing his future plans, the Serb has taken time to thank Inter fans for their support.

"Dear Nerazzurri fans," he wrote in a statement on the club's official website. "This is your 'Drago' speaking, with a sense of emotion but also with great pleasure.

"I don't know if I can find the right words to say goodbye and to thank you properly for everything you have given me, your affection, your trust and your honesty.

"The last 10 years have been the best of my life. I have grown both as a man and, with immense joy, as a footballer.

"My family and I want to thank the Moratti family. I'd like to mention my president in particular: he gave me the opportunity to wear the Inter shirt, which I have been happy and extremely honoured first of all to play in, and then with which I was able to win everything there was to win."

Stankovic made 321 appearances for Inter in total after joining the Milan club from Lazio in 2004.

His time with the Italian side brought him five Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia wins and one victory in the UEFA Champions League.

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
2 2 +3 6
3 2 +3 6
4 2 +7 4
5 2 +2 4
6 2 +1 4

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