Sergio Aguero to leave Manchester City at end of season

Manchester City have announced Sergio Aguero will leave the club when his contract expires this summer.

The Argentina striker joined City in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and has gone on to become a Premier League great.

Aguero will be most remembered for his goal in stoppage time against QPR which handed City the title in the most dramatic of circumstances.

He has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances, becoming City’s record goalscorer by breaking overtaking Eric Brook’s 78-year record.

Aguero is likely to end his 10-year spell with a fifth league title and will be aiming to add the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Champions League to his medal haul.

His departure will lead to speculation over his replacement with Norway striker Erling Haaland the primary target to fill the former’s shoes.

City 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 [Kompany] and David [Silva]. And we look forward to the opportunity to bid Sergio a fitting farewell at the end of the season.”

With fans expected to be allowed to attend the final league games of the season, City say they will be pay tribute to Aguero on the final day’s match against Everton at the Etihad.

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