Manchester City have confirmed that striker Sergio Aguero will leave the club this summer.
The Argentine joined the club in 2011 and has made close to 400 appearances during his time at the Etihad Stadium.
Sergio Aguero Will Depart Manchester City in the Summer
A Legend at the Etihad Stadium
Aguero will inevitably go down as a legend at Manchester City. His 257 goals in 384 appearances pay testament to how important he has been to the club.
As a result, the Argentine will be remembered with a statue outside the Etihad Stadium, alongside Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
Aguero has been a consistent performer during his time at City. Before this season, he has registered over 20 goals in eight of his nine seasons. Five of those campaigns have seen him register more than 30 goals.
However, this year has been a struggle for the 32-year-old. He has been plagued by injuries, meaning that he has only been able to make 14 appearances in all competitions.
That, though, will not stop Manchester City fans adoring their star striker. The 32-year-old has played a pivotal part in some of the club’s most historic moments, most notably winning the league in the 2011/12 season with the last kick of the game.
Furthermore, he has broken countless records during his time at the Etihad Stadium. He is Manchester City’s record goalscorer, as well as the most goals scored by a foreign player in the Premier League.
As a result, he will not just be a miss for City, but for the whole of the Premier League.
What Was Said?
Speaking about the decision to the official Manchester City website, Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated.
“His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the Club and maybe even in those who simply love football.
“This is not yet the moment for farewell words and speeches.
“There is still much to achieve in the remainder of the time we have with Sergio, and we look forward to his contributions to the challenges which lay ahead.”
Embed from Getty Images