The striker will be relieved of his duties at the club come the end of this season
Despite persistently staving any talks of his contract extension till the end of this season, Sergio Aguero finally came clear on his future at City. After the club revealed that they wouldn’t be offering Aguero a new deal, the striker took to Instagram to assert the same.
A private meeting is set to have been held between Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero, one where Pep told Aguero about the club’s plans. Ensuing the discussion, Aguero thanked City for his time at the club and talked about his inseparable bond with the club’s supporters.
Aguero Issues Statement
“I was to join during the reconstruction era of 2011, and with the guidance of the owners and contributions of many players, we earned a place among the greatest of the world,” Aguero said.
“The task to maintain this well-deserved privileged position will remain on others. As for myself, I will continue to give it my utmost for the rest of the season to win more titles and bring more joy to the fans. Then, a new stage with new challenges will begin, and I am fully ready to face them with the same passion and professionalism that I have always dedicated to continue competing at the highest level.
“A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole ten seasons – unusual for a professional player this day and age.
“Ten seasons with major achievements, throughout which I was able to become the top historic goal scorer and forging an indestructible bond with all those who love this club – people who will always be in my heart.”
Manchester City meanwhile also revealed that Aguero would be getting a stature build to remember his time and contributions at the club.
Speaking to Manchester City’s official 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.
“In the meantime, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we will be commissioning an artist to create a statue of Sergio to live at the Etihad Stadium alongside the ones under construction for Vincent and David. And we look forward to the opportunity to bid Sergio a fitting farewell at the end of the season.”