Bruno has hailed Albion’s showdown against Manchester City as the perfect farewell.

The veteran skipper makes the final appearance of his career at the Amex tomorrow against title-chasing City, managed by fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola.

Bruno is retiring at 38 after seven years at Albion.

He told the Argus: “To play against a side like City, with Guardiola, their style, you couldn’t ask for anything else.

“It’s perfect and they are fighting for the title. That means it’s going to be a really competitive, because we are going to try to win the game and they will have to be better than us if they want to get something here.”

The climax to City’s absorbing battle to retain their crown at the expense of Liverpool pits Bruno against rival captain and fellow club icon Vincent Kompany.

The central defender, also nearing the end of his career, fired a spectacular winner against Leicester on Monday to leave City needing to equal Liverpool’s result at home to Wolves to be champions again.

Albion boss Chris Hughton said: “I see a lot of parallels. Both are very thoughtful captains.

“Bruno, you know his personality, he’s not somebody who is a screamer and shouter.

“But he’s hugely respected for the way he goes about everything he does. I see a lot of parallels between the two and, for what Vincent Kompany means for City, that’s what Bruno means to us.”

Bruno will spend time with his family before discussing a post-playing role with Albion.

Owner-chairman Tony Bloom said: “Bruno has become part of the fabric of this football club, this city, and our relationship will not end with his impending retirement.”