The Argentina striker has confirmed he will be leaving the club after 10 seasons filled with trophies.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said Sergio Aguero is “irreplaceable” ahead of the Argentina striker’s departure this summer. Manchester City confirmed on Monday that Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season, ending a 10-year stint that saw the Argentine become the club’s all-time top scorer. Although Manchester City will likely recruit a new striker to help fill the void left by Aguero, Guardiola has admitted that much of what the Argentina striker offers will not be replaceable.
Aguero to leave Manchester City at the end of the season
“We still have two months to play this season, and today I saw the training session, how brilliant he was and his commitment.”Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Sergio Aguero is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of statistics that he can be replaceable, it’s not easy when you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals scored, the number of titles he has won here“.
“So he is the legend, the best striker this club has ever had in this century through the years, but he is irreplaceable in the souls, in the hearts, in the minds of our fans, of our people, of the players who played alongside him and all the managers who worked with him. He’s a fantastic person, a human being, and I’m pretty sure if his mind is still as aggressive as it is now, he can extend his life. career longer. Even longer than maybe two or three or four or five years“, concluded the Spaniard.
The 32-year-old will leave Manchester City as a free agent this summer after establishing himself as perhaps the greatest player in club history. The most memorable moment of Sergio Aguero’s stint with the Citizens came on the final day of the 2011-12 Premier League season, as his game-winning goal in added time against QPR sealed the first league title of City since 1968.
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The Argentinian has scored 257 goals during his Manchester City career, becoming by far the club’s all-time top scorer (Eric Brook is in second place with 177 goals). Among other personal bests, Sergio Aguero is the most successful non-English player in Premier League history and the fourth overall player. Aguero has also helped City achieve significant team success, winning four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups.
To take over from Sergio Aguero, Manchester City can count on Gabriel Jesus, recruited a few years ago and who has grown over the years with the Citizens. But the Premier League leader is very likely to strengthen in the transfer market. Manchester City’s targets include Erling Haaland, the Borussia Dortmund phenomenon, as well as Romelu Lukaku, brilliant at Inter Milan. For his part, Sergio Aguero is announced on the shelves of several clubs including PSG and FC Barcelona.