Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has announced that he would be leaving Manchester City at the end of his current contract which is supposed to expire at the end of this season after Manchester City opted against offering the Argentine an extension.
Aguero joined Manchester City at the beginning of the Sheikh Mansour era from Atletico Madrid in 2011 after being chased by a number of clubs across Europe, including Chelsea due to his brilliant goalscoring exploits in the Spanish La Liga. He scored on his Manchester City debut after coming off the bench and there was no looking back from that point. It was his goal that sealed Manchester City’s first ever Premier League title in the 2011/12 season as they won the league on goal difference ahead of city rivals, Manchester United.
Aguero is Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer, with 257 goals in 384 appearances for the Citizens. He is also the highest scoring foreigner in the Premier League history and the fourth highest scorer ever in the Premier League. He has scored the most hattricks in Premier League history, and has won 7 Player of the Month awards, more than any other player in the history of the Premier League.
Aguero’s time with Manchester City has been trophy laden, as he won the English Premier League 4 times (Manchester City are on course for a fifth), the FA Cup once and the League Cup 5 times. The 33-year-old Argentine international has made only a handful of appearances this season due to injuries and coach Pep Guardiola’s preference for playing without a striker most times this season.
Aguero exits Manchester City as a club and Premier League legend, and the club has announced that statues of Aguero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany will be erected outside the Etihad Stadium to celebrate their legendary achievements with the club.