Barcelona defender Lucas Digne paid tribute to the Catalan club after they gave him permission to leave their pre-season tour to finalise his exit.
The Frenchman, who has been heavily linked with a move to Everton, had been in America with the Barca squad but travelled back to Spain on Sunday, the club announced.
“Lucas Digne travels today to Barcelona with the club’s permission to finalise his departure from the club,” Barcelona wrote on Twitter.
He wrote: “I want to say thank you very much to all. First to the club that has given me everything since I arrived.
“Thanks to all the physios, the staff with whom I have worked, the physical trainers, the security people, all that make the club a family.”