Premier League: Manchester City officially announce departure of Sergio Aguero

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Premier League – Sergio Aguero: Manchester City FC has officially announced the departure of one of their most influential players ever, Sergio Agüero. The Argentine forward has played for the Citizens since 2011. Aguero will leave City post the current season.

The 32-year-old striker’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has been told it will not be renewed.

The Argentine, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for the club.

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Premier League – Sergio Aguero to leave Manchester City

Agüero became the club’s record goalscorer in 2017 and won the Premier League four times, the League Cup five times, and the FA Cup once with City. All in all, he has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for them.

He scored a memorable dramatic late goal in 2012, in added time on the last matchday, to secure the first Premier League title for City. That moment is one that many commentators have called the most dramatic Premier League title win ever.

“With the guidance of the owners and the contributions of many players, we earned a place among the greatest of the world,” Aguero said.

Agüero’s contract is up in the summer, and City has committed to both a grand send-off and a statue commissioned alongside those of David Silva and Vincent Kompany already under construction at the Etihad Stadium.

He will be honoured by a statue at Etihad Stadium, alongside title-winning captain Vincent Kompany and influential playmaker David Silva, who left the club in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

The trio played leading roles in City’s renaissance, with Aguero famously scoring the injury-time winner against QPR in 2012 which clinched the club’s first English title in 44 years.

Since then, the striker has helped City win three more Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups.

“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,” City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said.

“His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the club and maybe even in those who simply love football.”