Manchester City have introduced that their legendary striker Sergio Aguero will leave the membership this summer time when his contract expires.
The Argentinian International is City’s top goal scorer having collected 257 goals in 384 appearances since arriving at Atletico Madrid in the summertime of 2011 and is the very best scoring overseas player in Premier League history.
Aguero, who turns 33 in June, is best recognized for his extra-time goal within the last league recreation of the 2011-12 season against QPR that secured the membership’s first Premier League title.
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“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years can’t be overstated,” said City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
“His legend will likely be indelibly etched into the memories of all those that love the membership and even perhaps those that just love football.
“This isn’t but the moment for farewell phrases and speeches. There may be nonetheless a lot to be achieved in the remainder of our time with Sergio, and we glance forward to his contributions to the challenges forward.
“Within the meantime, I’m delighted to announce that we’ll fee an artist to create a sculpture of Sergio to dwell on the Etihad Stadium alongside these being constructed for Vincent (Kompany) and David (Silva ).
“And we glance forward to the chance to say goodbye to Sergio on the end of the season.”
City are working on plans to mark his departure on the final home recreation of the season against Everton and are hopeful that 1000’s of followers will likely be allowed to attend Etihad Stadium when lockout measures are additional relaxed.
As well as changing into the membership’s top goal scorer – who achieved by overtaking Eric Brook’s 78-year file with a 4-2 victory in Napoli in 2017 – he additionally has a top 12 hat-trick within the Premier League that he achieved with treble against Aston Villa in January 2020 to surpass Alan Shearer’s landmark.
Aguero has gained 4 Premier League titles – with a fifth wanting probably in his final season. He may additionally add to his account of 1 FA Cup and 5 League Cups earlier than he leaves.