Manchester City have confirmed that record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will depart the club when his contract expires at the end of the 2020/2021 season.
The Argentinian joined Man City in the summer of 2011 from Atletico Madrid and went on to become City’s record goalscorer, overtaking Eric Brook’s 78-year record in 2017.
In total, Aguero has amassed an incredible 257 goals in 384 appearances and score the decisive goal to win City’s first ever Premier League title.
The 32-year-old also played a leading role in the Club’s three further Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups.
The diminutive striker also is the highest scoring overseas player in Premier League history.
“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,” club chairperson 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.
“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 and David. And we look forward to the opportunity to bid Sergio a fitting farewell at the end of the season.”
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