Yeah it hits you right in the feels. Someone should translate it properly and post it here. Says a lot about his character
Here's the translation using google
I want to start from here. From this picture that every time makes me shudder. Almost moves me, then run a smile. Suddenly back before my eyes all the way that I have had the privilege of living with you. Bergamo, my home town, the first balloon to chase, my wonderful family that did not make me never want for anything, and that was, is and will forever be my strength, my guide. And Percassi family that has never stopped (especially in the bad times) to believe in me. My first, and huge thanks goes to them.
And then Atalanta, the love of a life that never goes out. Here are grown up, grown up, I learned to dream. Here I was taught the values, respect, any little thing. I do not forget anything, not even a detail.
The smiles with his comrades, the first goal, the celebrations, the shirts, the best moments as the most ugly. I do not forget anyone who really believed in me, who pointed us, who gave me.
But above all the affection of each individual fan.
Gasperini, he changed my career, life, and prospects. And I am grateful to him for life, needless to say more: forever thanks mister!
Today I realize one of my dreams, the future is waiting for me, it is now; But in my heart there is always that special place for you.
I was a child, and we have come a long way together. It happened all of a sudden, everything in a short time.
Too little perhaps to become your reference point, but quite definitely for you it you were for me.
As in many things in life, even today there is an explanation, a reason, an excuse to my farewell. But I would be untrue if I said I feel bad: I will play for one of the biggest clubs in the world.
I always loved talking little. But never a word as now can be worth more than all: thank you. A home is always home, and it is forever. And Atalanta is my home, and it always will be. The neroazzurro was in my destiny, and a pinch of you always comes down to the field with me.
Thank you very much, and for everything. Roberto