Sergio Aguero, Manchester Metropolis’s file scorer, will go away the English membership after 10 years when his contract expires on the finish of the season.
The 32-year-old Argentina striker has 257 objectives for Metropolis, probably the most well-known being his stoppage-time winner towards Queens Parks Rangers on the ultimate day of the 2011-12 season that clinched the group its first league title in 44 years.
A key participant within the development of the Abu Dhabi-owned membership as a significant drive in England and Europe, Aguero has struggled with accidents over the previous 12 months and been restricted to simply 14 appearances in all competitions this season. The penalty he transformed towards Fulham on March 13 was his 181st objective within the Premier League however his first within the division since January 2020.
In a Twitter publish on Monday to his 14 million followers, Aguero stated he had a “large sense of satisfaction and pleasure” about enjoying for Metropolis for a decade and is able to “proceed competing on the highest stage.”
“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester Metropolis during the last 10 years can’t be overstated,” membership chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak stated. “His legend shall be indelibly etched into the recollections of everybody who loves the membership and possibly even in those that merely love soccer.”
Al Mubarak stated a statue of Aguero has been commissioned to face alongside these presently being made to honor the participant’s former teammates, David Silva and Vincent Kompany.
That trio, together with midfielder Yaya Toure, have been central to Metropolis’s success over the previous decade.
Aguero, who joined from Atletico Madrid in 2011, scored not less than 28 objectives in all competitions in six straight seasons for Metropolis and can go down as one of many best strikers to have performed within the Premier League.
He’s the league’s highest-scoring abroad participant. His haul of 181 places him fourth on the all-time scoring listing, behind Alan Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andy Cole (187).
Aguero additionally has a Premier League-high 12 hat tips.
Aguero stated he cast “an indestructible bond with all those that love this membership — individuals who will all the time be in my coronary heart.”
“I’ll proceed to present it my utmost for the remainder of the season to win extra titles and convey extra pleasure to the followers,” Aguero stated in his Twitter publish. “Then, a brand new stage with new challenges will start.”
Metropolis is on the right track for the “quadruple” this season, because it leads the Premier League by 14 factors, has reached the ultimate of the English League Cup, the semifinals of the FA Cup, and the quarterfinals of the Champions League — a trophy Aguero has but to win on the membership.
He has, although, gained the Premier League 4 instances, the League Cup 5 instances, and the FA Cup as soon as.
Aguero was in a position to change his sport to slot in with the fashion of play demanded by Pep Guardiola after the Spanish coach took cost of Metropolis in 2016. He remodeled himself into extra of an all-round participant, with the flexibility to drop deeper and hyperlink up play, however by no means misplaced his fearsome ball-striking and poacher qualities inside the world.
Aguero has beforehand spoken about returning to Argentina to complete his profession with former membership Independiente.