Guardiola admits Aguero’s future at City is in doubt
Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero might be playing his football away from the Etihad next season as manager Pep Guardiola has admitted to doubts on the forward’s future.
Appearing live on Sky Sports ahead of a Monday night clash with Bournemouth this is what Guardiola had to say,
“At the end of the season I don’t know. I know how difficult it is to find top goalscorers.
“I would like him to remain, but I don’t know what is going to happen. Even in my career I didn’t know what would happen at the end of the season.”
Aguero who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011 has scored 154 goals for the Citizens and is contracted to till 2020. This has not dampened rumours linking the 28-year-old with a mega move to Real Madrid in the summer.
The striker seems to have been consigned to a position on the bench with new signing Gabriel Jesus starting ahead of him.
When asked why Aguero might feel unsure of his future, Guardiola said: “I don’t think he feels that way.
“Sergio knows the intention of his manager and the club. I don’t want to sell him, I want him to stay here for a long time until he decides.
“The reason he’s not played the last two games is because Leroy [Sane], Gabriel and Rash [Raheem Sterling] have played amazing. That’s the only reason why. He remains a top player and an important one for us to achieve our goals. I don’t have doubts about that.”
If Aguero leaves, it will not be the first time Guardiola has chosen to ship out “superstars” in his career having sold the likes of Ronaldinho, Deco, Eto’o, Ibrahimovic, Mario Gomez and Schweinstegger at his former jobs.