Man City confident Sergio Aguero will not join Independiente this summer/Guardiola provides injury update on Argentine

Aguero nearing end of contract

Sergio Aguero has been plying his trade at Manchester City for just over nine years now.

And the Argentine will no doubt go down as one of both the Citizens’, and Premier League’s, greatest-ever players.

Aguero has, in total, notched 254 goals and 73 assists across all competitions for the Sky Blues.

180 of those strikes have come in the English top-flight, making Aguero the Premier League’s fourth all-time top scorer, seven behind Andy Cole in 3rd spot.

Aguero is also the highest-ranked foreign player on the list, with five more strikes to his name than Thierry Henry.

So, when the curtain finally comes down on Aguero’s Man City career, he will evidently leave a considerable hole.

As things stand, Aguero’s deal at the Etihad is set to run out next summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City walks in before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on March 30, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Aguero staying put

Aguero will be 33 when his current deal expires, so it is hard to envision him staying on in Manchester beyond then.

If one club had had their way, though, it seems Aguero would in fact have been departing City this summer.

According to the Telegraph, Independiente, Aguero’s former club, had hoped to tempt the striker into rejoining them a year before the end of his contract at City, with the Argentine giants having even kept the No.10 shirt free for his return.

However, Citizens fans need not worry about Aguero departing any time soon, with the Telegraph adding that Man City are confident Aguero will snub his former side, and stay for one more year.

What Aguero does after that, though, is somewhat up in the air.

When speaking about his future back in May, the hitman didn’t rule out going back to Spain, or any other country for that matter.

City have also seemingly begun to plan for Aguero’s departure, with reports last month having suggested that his fellow countryman, Lautaro Martinez, has been earmarked as the veteran’s replacement.

Aguero injury update

Pep Guardiola has also, on Thursday, provided an injury update on Aguero.

And whilst the Argentine is certain to miss City’s clash with Real Madrid on Friday, Guardiola is hopeful that Aguero will return to training ahead of the Champions League’s quarter-finals (if his side manage to down Madrid).

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.