Sergio Agüero will not renew his contract with Manchester City, which expires at the end of June, and will leave the Skyblues after the end of the season. The leaders of the English Premier League officially announced this on Monday evening.
“Sergio’s achievements for Manchester City cannot be overestimated,” said Khaldoon Al Mubarak, CEO of the Citiyzens, on the club’s website: “His legend will forever remain in the memory of those who love this club – and perhaps even those who only love football. “
City also announced that it had already commissioned the construction of a statue of Agüeros, which will stand next to the one by David Silva and Vincent Kompany, which is currently in the works. Agüero moved from Atletico Madrid to Manchester for 40 million euros in 2011 and has so far scored 257 goals in 384 competitive games for the Cityzens. The 32-year-old Argentine is the record scorer in the history of the club.
City now wants to start planning a “loving and emotional farewell” to Agüero after the last home game of the season against Everton at the end of May. The club officials hope that the game can then take place at least partially in front of spectators.
Agüero is only a wild card at City this season, so far he has only scored three goals in 14 appearances. Where he will continue his career from next season is open. Most recently he was associated with FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, among others.