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Sergio Aguero given fitting tribute as he is set to leave Manchester City

Manchester City all-time leading goal scorer was paid a fitting tribute by the club ahead of their final League match against Everton.

Sergio Aguero is set to leave Manchester City at the end of the current season; Credit: Twitter/@aguerosergiokun
By Sreejith C R | May 23, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Sergio Aguero is leaving Manchester City at the end of the current season. The Argentine striker was paid a fitting tribute on the eve of his final Premier League match, including a full-scale mural in the city center immortalising his Premier League winning goal and a training ground mosaic. City have also commissioned a statue of the striker to publicly celebrate his legacy in east Manchester. Aguero is City’s all-time leading goal scorer and he is reportedly moving to Barcelona.

Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Aguero ahead of the final matchday. The Spanish coach compared Aguero with the legendary Brazilian striker Romario, alongside whom Pep played during their Barcelona days.

“He is a guy like Romario,” Guardiola said, referring to the former Brazil striker with a low center of gravity. “In five meters, it’s like a lion in the jungle – making those steps and killing the opponent.

“His performance when he was fit was incredible,” Guardiola said. “I am pretty sure the 10,000 fans that will be in the stadium will show for the rest of the fans around the world, and will give him his tribute and gratitude for what he’s done for this club in terms of titles, numbers, performance – incredible.”

Aguero has scored 258 goals for Manchester City in all competitions, since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011. The Argentine has become a Premier League legend in his 10 years at the club, scoring 182 goals- putting him fourth in the all-time list behind Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole.  

The striker who has been struggling with fitness this season and is doubtful for City’s final league game against Everton and the Champions League final against Chelsea on May 29. He has made only 18 appearances this season scoring four goals.

Greatest goal of Sergio Aguero?

The injury time winner against QPR in the final matchday of 2012 season is the greatest moment of his footballing career so far.

“It is the best memory I’ll ever have in my head. I don’t think it will happen again in another country or in this one,’ Aguero said.

‘It was the best moment of my life. Every time I watch the goal with my friends or my son shows it to me, it feels like yesterday even though a lot of time has passed.

“It was just so crazy. So amazing. We won more titles after that but the celebrations that year were very different. Went with our families and everyone from the club to party that night. 

‘We were all still in shock. I think we celebrated for two days in a row. It was incredible. We would shout, “Champions, champions!” all the time. We were just so happy. It was a unique moment.’

He has reportedly agreed to sign a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona as his contract with City expires at the end of this month.



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