Premier League leaders Manchester City announced today, Monday, the departure of Argentine star Sergio Aguero from the team at the end of the current season, with the expiration of his contract.
Manchester City published a statement, on its official website, announcing that Aguero would not renew his contract.
Khaldoun Al Mubarak, president of the club, said of Aguero: “His contributions over the ten years with the team cannot be counted … his legend will remain indelibly engraved from the memories of every fan of the club, and every fan of football.”
He added, “These are not words of farewell, as there is a lot to achieve in the remaining time for Sergio with us, and we look forward to his contribution to the challenges that lie ahead.”
He concluded: “I am pleased to announce that we will commission a sculptor, to create a statue of Sergio in the Etihad Stadium, along with two statues under construction, of Vincent Kompany and David Silva, and we look forward to an opportunity to bid farewell to Sergio at the end of the season.”
It is noteworthy that Sergio Aguero (32 years) joined the ranks of Manchester City in 2011, coming from Atletico de Madrid, and managed to score 257 goals, in addition to 73 assists, during 384 matches with the English team.