The 28-year old Brazilian left-back is on his way to join Arsenal for around £6.2million but insists that recent troubles related to match-fixing have not forced him to depart Istanbul.
“I am leaving Fenerbahçe from front door. I love the country, İstanbul and Turkish people. I can come back here at latter stages of my career," the Brazilian told reporters at Istanbul airport.
"I was happy at Fenerbahçe but I did right thing for my career. The club had so many problems but I didn't left here because of these.
"I have never let someone down during my spell at Fenerbahçe. I am grateful everyone in the club."